My job as executive director of the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is many things: exciting, stressful, rewarding, challenging, frustrating, and fascinating to use just a few adjectives. But every so often, especially when I least expect it, I am deservedly humbled. Today is one of those days. I had a conversation with one of our guests who has overcome a lot, including prison and a physical disability. The details, even the purpose, of that conversation is not important. What humbled me, again, was how emotional he became while telling me about his life turning around and how appreciative he was of our staff for helping him so much during his time with us. This is a strong man, a tough man, who has endured a lot in his lifetime. But while shaking hands and embracing for a moment, what I really saw was a man just like me. Humbled again and thankful for it!