>Happy Thanksgiving

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This past weekend, I celebrated Thanksgiving with my side of our family. It was a ton of fun to see the boys play together, and to catch up with the goings-on in the lives of the rest of my family. Dinner was awesome, can anyone say pumpkin cheesecake? Mmmmm! Just think, I get to do it again on Thursday with husband’s family. Again I will say “Mmmm!”. But that’s not what it’s all about.

We are so blessed to live in a nation where we are free to travel without fear. We can worship freely without fear of persecution, regardless of whether we’re worshiping God, Buddha, Allah or the Jolly Green Giant. Personally, I’m blessed to have an awesome husband, the best little boy on the planet, a roof over my head and too much to eat. As I often try to explain to little boy, not everyone has as much as we do.

I challenge you (all three of you) to try to make a difference in the lives of someone who may not be as blessed as we all are. Some suggestions:

~ Drop a coat (or two) in the Coats for Kids bin

~ Put your spare change in the Salvation Army kettles

~ Serve dinner at a local homeless shelter.

~ Organize members of your church for a food/coat drive

~ Donate non-perishable food items to your local food pantry (per husband’s mission trip experience this summer, please forgo the beans… they have plenty of beans)

~ For small town folks: purchase the items needed for a small holiday dinner (stove top, small turkey/ham, cranberry sauce, yams, vegetables) and drop them at your local police department. Tell them to give it to someone who needs it. They know who these people are.

I guarantee if you do any of these things, you will be at least as blessed as the people you are helping.

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~ by pe2nia1 on November 25, 2008.

 
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