I was getting ready to sit down and blog to share some random things I've purchased lately and I remembered I needed to run the mail out to the box for pick up. In my stack of mail was an envelope for a local food bank. I sent them a check and they left me with this.....
While I love shopping, finding good deals and sharing things with you all, I'm also extremely thankful that I have money for our family and for others.
I'm not one that typically blogs about money, donating, etc., but we do like to help others. It's one of those things that isn't always top of mind, but sometimes all it takes is a letter from your local food bank or a bag on the porch for can goods.....maybe even a blog post. Getting a letter from our food bank made me think about Thanksgiving, meals and thankfulness.
At our community food bank, $40 can provide 200 meals. TWO HUNDRED meals. That's a lot.
I think about that and I think, geez, I can spend $200 at the store and not even have 10 meals. Actually, when I think about it, I know our extended family will probably spend double that for our Thanksgiving feast and we won't even be feeding close to 200 meals.
There are people out there that are struggling in ways we all could never imagine. They are hanging on by a thread.
I'm thankful for all of my many blessings and for the fact I know I can have a hot meal everyday, multiple times a day. I encourage you to count your blessings this month and allow someone the opportunity to be thankful for your generous heart.