One person can make a difference; two can make twice the difference…
My favorite time of year is the holidays from October through December. I enjoy everything about the season… from being with family and friends, good food and parties, decorating, the hustle and bustle of shopping, being in my warm home on cold winter nights and the smell of the wood burning fireplace mixed with scented candles.
However, with all the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming holidays, I can’t help but think about the many families that won’t celebrate Christmas in their home this year due to foreclosures and job loss. I think about these homeless families moving from shelter to shelter in need of support and trying to seek warmth and a nourishing meal for their children. I hope you will be thinking about them too!
This holiday season while you sit in the warmth of your home and are fortunate enough to be surrounded by your family and enjoy meals around your table — be thankful and count your blessings. While you are counting your blessings and enjoying your family, remember these homeless families. Food shelters around the country are short on food and need your support. Just a few cans from your pantry would be a big help. Look in your closet and clean out unwanted clothes and household items and take them to your local shelter. Don’t wait until November or December. Start now so that these shelters can plan ahead.
No donation is too small. If you would rather donate your time, there are many charities, such as the Salvation Army, that would love to have you as a volunteer.
If you see this post, I hope it will make a difference and get you motivated to help others. Not only will you make a difference in someone’s life, but it will do your heart good!
One person can make a difference; two can make twice the difference and so on… Keep these candles burning – Retweet this post if you want to make a difference. Let’s keep it going all day, every day!
Art by Alexandra 2005
One of the things that has always been a party of our mission is encouraging our community to get involved and share with others, even when they are on a tight budget themselves. It is often surprisingly easy to help others just by being aware of what is available to you. Thankful Thursday is our chance to share the opportunities, organizations and services we have found!