Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 327: Passed Out Turkey Dinners To Homeless People

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!  I hope everyone is having a tremendous day and evening with their families, although I am sure that is pretty tough in households that cheer for the Dallas Cowboys!  I want to be sure to give a special Thanksgiving greeting (and Thank You) to all of the soldiers serving overseas who can't be home with their families this holiday season.  We just got home from Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's house, and I must say that I am quite proud of myself.  I held myself to only one plate and only 1 biscuit (2 plates and a hoard of biscuits are my usual M.O.).  Since their were only 6 of us at Thanksgiving and my wife and mom cook for 20, there were a bunch of leftovers.  Typically this results in a week's worth of turkey sandwiches with rewarmed mashed potatoes but this year we decided to do something a little different.  We all really appreciate all of the things we are afforded in life, and understand that there are many people out there less fortunate than us.  There are people who tonight, rather than sharing a holiday with their family, are spending the night on the street in search of a meal.  For a few folks, my family and I hope to change that.  So today, for a Thanksgiving random act of kindness, my family put together turkey dinners and I am about to go pass them out to homeless people.  Rather than eat that second plate of food, maybe put one together and join me in finding someone who truly needs it.  If every person who reads this passed up on a leftover meal, and instead handed one out to someone in need, think of all the people we could help tonight.  I am so thankful for what I have in life: my family, my friends, my job, and all of you who read this.

1 comment:

  1. As a former homeless person I want to say thank you. I too remember the kindness of others during those days. Even now I try to help those who are where I used to be. God bless you.