November 14, 2012

How to Say Thanks by Giving

"...because really, we have so much to be thankful for, and we can share." An impromptu speech ends our Sunday lunch.

Catalogs are picked up. Our children thumb through the pages while sucking on lollipops and chewing chocolates. They comment on cleaner water, nets, and sewing machines as the Drummer and I watch, wondering what they will offer another during this season of thanks and giving.

At six years of age, our youngest points out the emergency feeding. "That's a good one," he states matter-of-factly. He sits beside me, munching on a Kit Kat candy bar his older brother shared with him.

He turns a few more pages, carefully considering the pictures. "What's this?" he asks me, while chocolate aroma fills the air.

"A shelter and roof for those without one," I answer.

"Everybody should have that," he declares.

My eyes midst. I nod agreement.

Yes, everyone should.


And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"
And he [John] would answer and say to them,
"The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none;
and he who has food is to do likewise."
Luke 3:10-11

Places to consider giving:
World Vision
Samaritan's Purse

Other Ideas for Giving:
Donate outgrown coats to local winter coat drives
Give food to local food banks
Help stock shelves at local food banks
Share shoes (Shoes 2Share)
Work a day, or a few hours, at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter
Pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
Donate blankets to a women and children's shelter

1 comment:

  1. Out of the mouths of babes. Last year was our first year giving out of the World Vision catalog and we will be doing it again this year.


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