So many times in our lives we've walked by a homeless man or woman and just went on about our day to never look back or wonder who that person really was. This group called Rethink Homelessness asked some homeless people to write down a fact about themselves on a piece of cardboard and their answers were surprising to me.

Regardless as to why or how these folks are in the situation they are in, they once had a life like the rest of us. The next time you walk by a homeless person rethink how you look at them, a simple smile or hello could make difference, even if just for a moment.