Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on all the good that you have been given in your life. Many of us who have been students of personal development have picked up the habit of giving “thanks” or if you will gratitude on a daily basis. With this in mind, giving thanks takes on a whole new meaning. When you offer your thanks on a daily basis, this changes you. You begin to look at life in a whole new way.
You seem to be more upbeat about life. You seem to take the daily struggles a little better. You don’t get as upset about the small stuff that life throws you. You change the negatives into positives. And the biggest thing that you get from this daily habit is that you appreciate the small things that you have and notice a better world about you.
You are a kinder, gentler person. You treat others with understanding and look less at “what in it for me” and more at “how can I help” that situation. You see, the world is made of millions of people who are all going through something and all trying their best or at least they should be trying their best.
This is the time of year to spread a little kindness. Give to your church or the local #Salvation Army bucket. Help someone in need who has lost his or her way or has no food. Give to your loved ones that extra love, kindness or charity. Forgive someone who has wronged you. Let go of the past and take one step forward to a new more gentler you.
No one is promised a long life here on earth. What you do here and now shows God that your life has more meaning than just the sum of your own personal wellbeing. Help a brother or sister who is in need. There is so much that you can do to make this a better world. Just take a long look around you. The opportunities crop up in every nook and cranny for you to take action and do something, whether it is by giving of your resources or money or by lending a helping hand.
One of my favorite charities is called #Feed My Starving Children. This group is located all throughout the US and we have one office here locally. They use volunteers to package food packs, which they call Manna Packs. These people put together food packs that are sent all around the world. The food packs consist of rice, soy, and vegetable mixtures that provide the proper nutrients to help starving children. Lives are being saved from starvation and malnutrition. They give hope to the destitute and new life to the sick.
If you find it in your heart to give and are looking for a charity that does some real, life saving work then this is the one for you to help with your donation. I have included their link…I get nothing from this except the joy of knowing that I have spread the word about this wonderful charity.
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God Bless you all,