Homeless Man Finds Blank Check On Sidewalk That Turns His Entire Life Upside Down.
Destined To Meet
It looked like the piece of paper had been dropped in a hurry and forgotten on the sidewalk. A gust of wind grabbed the piece of paper, causing it to dance and sway along the pavement. Elmer didn't understand why he did it, but he somehow figured out that the piece of paper was supposed to be in his life. He walked up to the paper and bent down to grab it. But Elmer almost blacked out when he saw what was written in black ink.
A Surprising Find
Elmer looked at the paper again and quickly realized that his eyes weren't playing games with him. Someone had dropped this piece of paper, which could turn Elmer's life around in the blink of an eye. The piece of paper was actually a signed check, but there was nothing where the beneficiaries name should have gone. What was even more shocking was the amount of money that the check was for.
A Moral Debate
Elmer's mind began to race as he looked at the numbers on the check over and over again. The check was for $10,000 and it could be his. He would just need to cash it and he could get on his feet and find a place to live. He looked around to see if anyone was watching him, but there was no one around. The person who had dropped the check was long gone by now, too. Was the universe giving him a sign? Could he take the check? And if he could, should he take it?
Down The Road
Only a few blocks down the road from where Elmer was debating with himself, Roberta Hoskie sat in her office. Roberta was the CEO and President of the Outreach Realty Services, as well as, the Outreach School of Real Estate, and she was busy making appointments and planning out her day. Making it in real estate wasn't easy, and Roberta knew this first hand.
It's truly hard to believe that this self-made woman had been homeless herself when she was only 17 years old. She was a single mother and had no one to turn to, but her life changed for the best when she applied for an internship at Yale University. She may have clawed her way out of the grips of poverty, but she has never forgotten where she started.
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