She sat on the front porch at shelter, hurt in every way possible, fighting the call of the drugs and alcohol she has used to deal with her world. Discouraged and afraid, she looked up and said, " I don't know if I can do this." I told her, "Yes, you can. You have one thing here today that you haven't experienced for a very long time . . . you are safe.."
Don't take your safety for granted.
Some have never known what safe feels like.