Thanksgiving is approaching and it is a time to remember the needs of others, and a time of giving thanks. There are many families who for the first time are facing the holidays with fear of not having enough on their thanksgiving table. There are many food banks in the area that will be providing food this holiday season to those in need. Don’t be afraid to let your needs be known. Many of your neighbors are going through the same struggles. Pride stands in the way of receiving a blessing and by refusing to accept a blessing; we are stealing a blessing from those who are able to give. The local food banks are blessing others with their giving. Many of Buck’s County residents will be experiencing a happy holiday because they allow others to help in their time of need. Each one of us have the ability to give in some way; it can be in monetary or it can be in giving of our time and energy. A giving heart is a happy heart.
As you give thanks this Thanksgiving holiday, remember those who are struggling. Give whatever you can and beyond. If you see your neighbor in need of clothing, food or a helping hand-reach out in an unusual way this year and start a tradition in your home that will bless others.
There are many ways that you can bless others. A kind word along with a financial blessing will lift a heavy burden. A bag of groceries left on a porch of a neighbor who you know is struggling will mean so much to them. A gasoline gift card is another way to lift a burden. Donating to the local food bank is another way to help hurting families.
For those who have a need let your need be known. For those who can bless others- go ahead and be a blessing, give and it will be given unto you.
- Toronto Food Bank urges Thanksgiving generosity (cbc.ca)
- London Food Bank on pace to surpass last year’s Thanksgiving food drive (lfpress.com)
- Food Bank helps families (wptv.com)
- Thanksgiving stuff-a-bus collects hundreds of pounds (insidehalton.com)
- Unity in Community donates $35,000 to local food bank (tbo.com)