Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The NEW Guy....Call me Humble

It is obvious that I am the new guy in the shelter, a lot of other homeless men and the staff at the shelter ask me, is this temporary or permanent, I quickly respond temporary. Where some individuals have been helpful others are looking at me waiting for me to make a mistake of leaving something valuable for them to grab for their own use or to sell for $.

They ask do I have an alias name, because one of the staff members, name is Darius, so I told them they can call me, Humble.

There are small traditions they do such as whenever someone ask if your new and I reply yes there are yells through out the area 'Gotta New Guy' as if its an honor to be in this situation...


  1. Brother White,

    It’s great to know that you are navigating quite well. I am intrigued with the dialogue thus far and the willingness of others to help you. It is a true testament that any situation that we may find ourselves in should not hinder us from serving others in some capacity; lesson learned. Continue to make a difference and move forward into your destiny one day at a time in a humble posture. – Brother Hunter

    Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

  2. D,
    Good to know you are safe and SURVIVING in Indy. I applaud and am deeply touched by you taking on this homeless experience as your. Your persnal accounts of the experience are very MOVING and POWERFUL and serve as a reminder for us ALL how much we take for granted and just how much we have to be thankful. We really are our Brothers Keepers! Thank you for sharing your BLOG. Hang-in there! Continue to GROW and LEARN from the experience. Will keep you in our thiughts and prayers. STAY WARM and SAFE!!! ----- Ceci B.

  3. Darius,

    Thank you so much for sharing this blog! Every day I read a new entry it serves as a reminder that we take a lot of things for granted in this world.

    Blessings your way my brother!

    From the end

  4. I woke up this morning thinking about you D! I am definitely praying for you! But don't worry everything will be okay, I've been in your situation only mine wasn't a project so I applaud you for what you are doing! I admire you so much and I can't wait for you to get back so you can tell me all about it!!


  5. wut up bruh bruh... once again, im proud to call you my brother man, the name Humble fits you perfectly!

    see you soon,

    Quad NegI.C.E.

  6. D,
    I am glad you are allowing us to go through this experience with you via Blog. It really makes us appreciate what we have.

  7. Darius - I am glad that this project made you feel closer to achieving your dream of owning/directing a homeless shelter on your own. Look at what you've already learned! Holding workshops is a wonderful idea and I bet that instructors at local community colleges/universities would be willing to offer them for free - or even allow classes to do so as an experiential activity. Stay safe - love the fact that you're bartering with computer skills - you're already giving back! Take care of yourself and call me anytime if you need to talk. Dr. Taylor

  8. Sending love your way from EIU! We are all incredibly proud of you! Keep going!

  9. Blog is the truth. Going thru something that really puts life in a different perspective and doing this as ONE man with hopes of helping others in the future. "Be the change you wish to see in the world". Onward and Upwards brother.

    -Landon H.

  10. I am very proud of the work you are doing. You are inspiring many more people than you realize. I look forwad to discussing when you return. Thank you again for all you do!!