In this season when “blessings” are on everyone’s minds thought I’d share a few thoughts I’ve had recently on the subject. Just to throw my hat into the ring, so to speak.
A co-worker of mine has come up with a fabulous idea for her next birthday party
She is getting a big group together, coordinating them through facebook, to go serve in a local soup kitchen together. I think they will be going out afterwards too.
Isn’t that a cool idea?
I asked Trenadia what prompted her to come up with this idea. What was the trigger? This was her answer;
“Well I just decided that I wanted to promote giving back. So I’m just inviting friends out to volunteer at the Atlanta Food Bank. Because it’s about who I am. On a personal note; over the past two years, I have had to use a few of the services as well as people who have giving hearts, to maintain everyday life…not only from family or people I know, but strangers as well. Giving back helps us remember that ‘WE ARE ALL ONE’.”
My life changed in one day, from one of comfort and privilege to the exact opposite. I have always volunteered but during this time, I volunteered a lot and it helped me get through my hard times.When you help others, you truly help yourself.”
Bravo Trenadia. And I quite agree, we are all blessed in order to BE a blessing. If your blessing today is hands that can lift, sort and pass food out to those in need, do it. If your blessing today is some extra cash in your grocery budget, drop off some food at your local food pantry. If your blessing for today is just a smile that you can share, then share it.
And if your blessing is that you always have too many friends who want to come to your birthday party, consider organizing a joyful giving party.
Let the blessings abound!