I love stories like these. All it takes is one person to make a difference in someone’s life.
You don’t need to be involved with any organizations to help. Most of my volunteering has been done alone. Well, I drag my son to almost everything 😎 It’s always been very important to me that he sees life outside of his own. He’s pretty sheltered…as he should be. BUT, I do expose him to the world as a whole. To not be naive. To care. It’s easy to judge someone when you don’t know the story. I’ve seen entire families in shelters. A mom and her teenage son. That could very well easily be me with one mishap.
Here’s a picture of my son and his friend. (these are older pictures from one of our crusades) We went to Walmart to purchase school supplies and delivered it to the Stockton Food Bank. The woman asked us as we were handing her our bags…” what organization are you guys with?” I told her we weren’t with any, it was just us. She smiled and said it was very nice of us for doing this. I spent no more than $100 and got a whole bunch of things. And the entire $100 wasn’t even all out of my own pocket. I literally sent texts to a few of my friends that I knew would help 🙂 I even offer pickups for food donations. Like, you don’t even have to leave your house. Just take 10 minutes to clear out your pantry and I’m on my way. My point is, no matter how small the effort…it makes a difference. It’s all around just good vibes. Helping one another out. There’s just so much abundance available for everyone. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around why our children are starving around the world.
The holidays are coming up and it’s a reminder for me every year to stop and look at the world again. I forget sometimes and take things for granted. There’s no greater feeling than to love and have love surround you. And when I see that love being spread out amongst strangers, it brings a profound sense to my soul of how beautiful we the people really are.