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Feel Good Wednesday

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Today was a day to feel good-I headed a food drive over Christmas for the local foodbank and we took the food to them today. I was disappointed that we didn't collect more-only 255 pounds but every little bit helps. The unemployment in our area is quite high-about 13% so there is much need and I know that every little bit helps. For those of our community who forgot or didn't bother to contribute, I hope that they or their families never have to rely on a foodbank.
I know what it means to a family to have to ask for help-even those who have always been self sufficient have found out what it means to ask for help these days. I have a son who has 6 children and has always worked and been able to provide for them until the past 2 years when he has been laid off twice and needed help until he found more work. When the construction industry went into a tailspin so did his livelihood. He has worked anything to keep food on the table and it isn't always enough so I feel quite strongly about helping those less fortunate than I because they live clear across the country from us and strangers have helped them and I want to pass that forward here!
As we go thru this life, remember those less fortunate than you are. Share your blessings as you will get it back many times. I firmly believe this.
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    Giving is a great way to help others...Over here we can give....
    Stuff whether food..money..or Clothing to Our two children's homes....Also the 'salvation army' for there feeding program to the Needy...Its good to be able to help in some way...Keep on being a Bright Spark!!! emoticon
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    What a wonderful way to pay it forward Pat! We have a small food bank at church so that we have some things on hand when people stop by asking for help. I usually try to contribute to that as often as I can.

    Thanks for the reminder-that is what the Christmas season was all about!!

    3705 days ago
    You should be very proud of yourself for helping others in such a big way. I'm proud to call you a friend.
    3705 days ago
    My husband was laid off for nearly a year, and now he has a minimum wage job, and we can hardly make ends meet. In fact, we had to borrow from his grandmother to help us through. I can totall commiserate w/ your son. At Christmas, I fully intended on helping others rather than buying crap, but time got away from me and I never helped anyone. I feel bad. Yay for you helping out in your community.
    3705 days ago
    That is great that you were able to do so much. I'm sure the people who recieved the food was very grateful.
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