It is the time of year where we are supposed to reflect about all that we are thankful for. It is easy to think about what we don’t have. My family has been asking for Christmas lists and we have been thinking about all that we want. But we do this as the risk of missing what amazing blessings we have already been given. We have So Much to be thankful for. What better way to show how thankful we are for the blessings we have received then to be generous to others?
It is hard for me to believe that there are people in our community that go hungry. However, I personally know someone who recently rallied all his resources and connections to help a family in need, even when he did not have much to give himself. These selfless acts are how we build community around us.
I cannot imagine not having an abundance of food at Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday and has always been filled with full bellies and lots of laughter. My church is doing a food drive that we have chosen to participate in. For just under $40 I was able to buy the supplies to fill two of the meal bags. Honestly, most people can spare $20 to fill at least one bag. And even if you can’t help with something like this, many churches and food banks need extra volunteer help this time of year to sort donations and distribute them to families.
I am challenging you now. Show how thankful you are by being generous and helping those who may be stumbling on hard times this holiday season. #BeGenerous Share creative ways you have helped in your community in the comments below. I would love to hear how everyone is getting involved this holiday season.