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Poem of appreciation

We all have our doubts and from time to time we all
lose our way;
but to be fully human is to believe in something or
to know that it’s possible to face the unimaginable and
somehow to put one foot in front of the other until you
manage to find your home again.

I was filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude as
I was reminded of the beauty and strength that exist
in me. We are all so different, yet similar and yet when
we are weak, we need to remember that we are never
alone, that this too shall pass.

How I experience my life and the things that happen
to me is always from the inside out. I have become a
stronger person and that is what I learnt here at the
shelter. I will always be grateful to the staff of Saartjie
Baartman for all they have done for me and my kids.

Shelter resident