Alex

Grade 6

Lac du Bonnet
Manitoba

The Man on the Street

When my mom and I went shopping, I saw this man on the street, cold and starving. He was going around from car to car asking for any leftover change. That must be horrible.
That made me think what if I didn’t have a home, what if my family didn’t have enough food to eat. That night I thought some more and I realized that I should be more grateful for what I have and stop wishing for what I don’t have.
I am so grateful that I have a home to call mine, and fresh food and water. The difference between a house and a home to me is that a house has a roof and four walls and a home is where I cry, laugh and create the best memories. A couple of my favorite memories is when I blew out my candles for the very first time at my new house and when I had the first under – duck on my new homemade swing.
A home protects me from storms at night and gives me a safe, warm place to live in. A home is where you feel happy, loved, and your biggest dreams come true. A home is a lot of different things to a lot of different people but I know one thing for sure and that is a home is where you treat each other with respect and you can be yourself without being judged. So let’s help more people have a home.