“Keep an open mind.” Ninety two-year-old Louise Johnson, affectionately known by loved ones as “Johnny,” says that these are words to live by. Varied life experiences and taking risks are something that Louise knows a lot about. She has served her country as a Naval nurse in World War II, traveled all over the world, received her bachelor’s degree at age 58, and shot a hole-in-one at Northridge Country Club in May 1980 to name just a few of her accomplishments.
Many of those experiencing homelessness are lonely. But you! You know so many people! So go and love!
Befriend them, laugh with them and love on them, and don’t be surprised when they begin to love on you. They are people, just like you and me, not problems to be solved.
When LaKeisha Willingham Willis was only four years old, she was running her own business. Granted, her business was located at her grandmother’s garage sales, but Keisha was a worker even then. Prior to the weekend sale, she would sort through her clothing and set aside pieces she’d outgrown.
A go-getter from the get-go. That’s LaKeisha Willingham Willis.