Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eddie said that he came to Tennessee to be warmer. “Man, February is usually when it gets a little bit warmer, but not this year,” he explained.
“I polish semi-truck wheels, that’s what I do to make money… I have my polish with me,” he said proudly. “I enjoy polishing wheels, I make them look new,” he further stated.
Eddie, who goes by the nickname of “Chief” due to his Indian heritage, asked my friend Jerry, “Do you believe in Jesus?” He asked after Jerry handed him a brand new coat and his buddy a six man tent. Jerry told him yes and then Chief explained how he had just prayed for warmer clothes and then we showed up.
Chief’s friend held his new tent in the air looking at his two homeless buddies and said, “Brother we got a house!”
Melody Beattie, an author of self-help books on codependent relationships stated, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”