A 60-year-old homeless woman named Smokie, has been sleeping outside in the dirt, a few doors down from a man named Elvis Summers. Most mornings, she stops by Elvis’s Los Angeles apartment and asks if he has any recyclables for her. Through these conversations, they struck up a friendship. One morning, Elvis saw a news article about a man in Oakland who has been making tiny houses out of discarded material. He was inspired to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the lumber and hardware to make Smokie a brand new shelter. It took him five days to build, and now, for the first time in ten years, Smokie has a place to hang the sign, ‘Home Sweet Home.’ Beautiful.

Thanks to the Good News Network for this post.

“There is a vast spiritual awakening in progress in our world. Quietly and soulfully, many are returning to the truth of who they are, seeing the futility of the world’s ego ways. If you surrender to this call from within, it may lead to a deep questioning of “the way we do things”. There will surely be moments of loneliness, where you feel that you no longer belong, as the world tries to pull you back into its worn out paradigms; but if you stay in peace and follow the call, your soul will begin to see truth in a deeper way: the remembrance of perfection, your own, and that of others. This truth is the only freedom there really is, and its power is beyond anything the world can offer. It is your power. It can move mountains. It can heal you; it can heal the world.” ~Sherri Lane

Art by Autumn Skye

Art by Autumn Skye