Thursday, December 4, 2014
I have fun going shopping for articles they need most. I have a fun time filling my cart with things I know will help someone in need. In my tiny area the local food pantry serves over 5800 families, with over three quarters of them families with children. In larger cities this can become very bleak with higher rates of homelessness and many who are afraid to ask for help. Thanksgiving Day I saw over 3700 people attend a free meal a local restaurant hosts. The new owners carried on the tradition after the previous owner succumbed to cancer, serving her final meal, yet unable to eat. She went and lay in the back many times, but stayed on the front just to see the smiles of many she knew through the years.
We need to open our hearts to help this world become better. The pen can be mightier than the sword when you approach others to join you in a simple effort to enrich your community. Here in the states there are many efforts to help put gifts under a tree, but your individual effort can become one of the best. There are many outlets you can check with to find families you can help individually. Just knowing you did something extra for someone should make your holiday brighter. If you can't think of a good gift for someone you know, give a contribution in their name. Help is what can make someone get ahead to possibly start back helping themselves again.
Peace, love and happiness to all carried on a gentle prairie breeze.