A warm meal.
A warm house.
All things we take for granted.
Last night I had such an amazing and humbling experience - I was able to cook and serve dinner for the residents of Tent City that are currently residing at my church. The night was wonderful and I can't stop thinking about it.
When I was a teenager I was very involved with my youth group and outreach in my community. I feel as I have gotten older I have used my "busy schedule" as an excuse and have not made volunteer work a priority. After last night, I know I need to do more.
I loved getting my friends together to do something good for my community. A simple task such as cooking dinner - something we all do every night - for people that needed it felt rewarding and made me realize that my "life problems" are not so big in life's bigger picture. As the holiday season approaches it makes me want to do more for others and give more of my time to make someones holiday season merry and bright.
Today I am thankful for good friends that helped made last nights dinner possible. I couldn't have done it without you.
Tonight when you go home and have dinner, climb in to a comfortable bed and heated house be sure you give thanks and count your blessings for all of the things you have.via