Neighbors across Kingsport are hanging strings of lights in anticipation of Christmas. A friend recently shared with me the sense of happiness that she and her teenage granddaughter felt as they drove through Kingsport looking at the twinkling lights. They were enjoying all the Christmas decorations together, and it just made them feel happy.
Let’s not lump all homeless people into one category, though. That’s not fair or accurate. We have good people down on their luck. We have those who need a little extra time. We have those who need mental health services. And we also have some who are making our community unsafe through criminal activity.