Saturday, November 20, 2010

others...

Tonight, actually the last couple of days, my mind has been going to those people who will not have so much this Holiday season... The homeless, the children in 3rd world countries, young girls that get pregnant and than the 'fathers' leave, the ones that are still grieving the loss of someone close,orphans, 'my' little kids over in Navajo land... there is a lot really... more than this...

I've been thinking about what I could do to help... They say every little thing counts... but what does one start with? I did the Samaritan's Purse shoe box this year... which is always something that makes me feel good inside...
but, I'd like to do more...
what do you do at this time of year? Take food to the food bank, make cheer baskets? Let me (and all the rest of the readers) in on your ideas... Maybe this year we can make this Holiday season just a little bit better for some one!!!

4 comments:

  1. We, together with some friends took pizza(for supper) to an orphanage a couple of months ago. Since then I have talked to the 'mom' of the orphanage and she told me what they needed for their pantry so I went to the grocery store and bought some 'staples' for them. I also baked them all cupcakes. The smile on the daughter's face when I delivered the goods to her (so she could take them to the orphanage) was worth it all!!!

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  2. I am really enjoying your blog...this is my first comment I've ever left on a blog though!
    My heart breaks when I see so many needs and wish I could "fix" them all....but I know I can't and
    God is good.
    I like to give a gift of toys to some children that won't receive anything. I also like to find time to visit with someone who doesn't always have much company.
    Keep up the awesome blog!

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  3. I totally hear you Jenn. You have a good heart and I think God will open your eyes to how you can help this year. I agree that ever single little tiny thing helps. I remember reading about Mother Teresa and her response when someone asked her how she could bear to help the poor in Calcutta because there were so many of them that it must not feel like she was making a difference at all...(ok this isn't word for word, just the gist of it:) and she said she focuses only on that one person right in front of her. Sometimes I think it's all you can do, the world is so full of suffering and poverty, it's overwhelming. I actually don't have any answers, I'm just long winded, haha...my whole point is that you can make a difference and a change, even if just to one person in one particular moment of their lives. God bless.

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  4. I'm gonna start with my "mail lady"... She has a kinna lonely life, so I decided awhile ago to cheer her up one day... then I'll see from there!

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