Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Week- Do Something As a Family for Someone in Need.

This is the beginning of Thanksgiving week, a week of baking, cooking, and shopping. It is also a great time to be reminded to appreciate what you have and to share with others if you are able.

Consider donating to your local animal shelter, food pantry, homeless shelter, or community shelter for abused women and children. A single can of food or toiletry items  will bless someone in need.

Other activities that might be a blessing to others are volunteering at a local nursing home, donating decorations for the holiday, or helping at your child's school during this busy time. Raking leaves for someone who is not able, taking over a plate of food to a lonely neighbor, or visiting a shut-in through your community churches are also good ideas.

Whatever you choose to do, do it with a grateful heart and share a piece of yourself with someone in need. Make it a family activity so children can begin to understand that giving is a wonderful thing. You might even consider making one of these activities a new Thanksgiving week tradition.

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