What could be better than family and friends gathering together around a table heaped high with scrumptious, mouth-watering food? I can’t think of much. We’ve been more than fortunate over the years. We’ve been blessed.
We’ve got a roof over our heads, heat in the house, and always great chow, but we are well aware that not everyone is as fortunate. We came up with a list of what to do to make this Thanksgiving more comfortable for those living in challenging situations in our town.
- Spend some time helping in the community during the Thanksgiving weekend.
- Help at a soup kitchen this weekend or next.
- Ask if the soup kitchen personnel would be willing to hand out a book along with the food (we provide the books).
- Donate clean, warm jackets to a local shelter.
- Visit an older friend or relative living in a Senior Center. Write a letter for them and/or read to them.
- Arrange to have the church choir (or talented friends) sing to the residents at the local nursing home.
- Donate books to a shelter.
- Run an errand (or two) for a neighborhood shut-in.
- Plan a visit to the hospital to see a sick friend, drop off a greeting card, call them.
- Call a friend that lives alone and is unable to travel to see their family. 5 minutes of our time is all it takes to make someone smile.
Hug the family, be thankful for the blessings you enjoy, and have a great Thanksgiving!