While we are giving thanks, let's not forget about those in need. I am fortunate, as are my family and most of the people I know. But, there are families and people who struggle with emotional challenges as well as financial challenges every day. This is not just a need that occurs at the holidays. For many, it is a need that is constant.
My way of giving is to have a set dollar amount taken out of my pay check every payday. My donations are to a couple of charities that work with cancer patients and one that provides food to those in need. The other ways that I give are to help with special fund-raisers by giving time, donating baked goods or money, which ever is what my resources will allow. Another way that I can help is to do something for someone else on the spur of a moment....hold a door, give up my seat for an elderly individual, greet someone warmly, buy a Police Man a cup of coffee when they are directing traffic in the cold, or whatever else may be appropriate.
There are so many opportunities to bless others, so some day, if I ever get to open a diner, I would like to find ways to help struggling families and individuals through my business.
Wishing you all many blessings from the heart of my purple kitchen to you!!!