Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Being Thankful


This past month I feel as though I have been in some what of a rotten mood. Which is never a good mood to be in let alone with it almost being the holidays. As I'm typing this I'm thinking
"What the heck is wrong with me?" I'm so blessed and I'm taking everything & everyone in my
life for granted, and that is not very cool of me to do.

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The past few weeks I feel as though their has been so much hate and negative thoughts in the air with the election and Obama being re-elected and Romney not winning.
 (I'm on neither side really.)
But with that being said I've seen so many posts from people even friends & family on Facebook
saying they are ashamed to be American or from their state. And it makes me mad. I feel like people need to be Thankful & Grateful that the live in America.
Where we were born free.
The land of opportunity.

But even in America kids go to bed cold & hungry.

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This morning I woke up and checked my Facebook page as I do every morning
and I seen a post from a nearby radio station that said that our local food bank was nearly 1,000 turkeys short for their Thanksgiving baskets they give out to those who can't afford
to make a big dinner. When I read that it made me sad cause' next Thursday I will be having a big dinner with my family and I feel like nobody in my area should have to miss out
on that just because they are a little less fortunate than myself.
I wanted to go buy a few turkeys so no kids and their families would be left out this holiday.
But with the local food bank not being very close. We ended up donating enough money to buy a few families a turkey.

People are always so concerned with wanting to change the world or the government. But the way I see it is first try and help make a change locally. Everyone can make a difference.
If you can't donate food or money, donate a few hours out of the day to help
a shelter or food bank maybe organize a food drive at your church this holiday season.
Even $1 makes a difference, if everyone donated a dollar to a cause close to their heart this world would be a much better place.

Today I am going to be Thankful. No matter how bad things get someone always has it way worse off than you.

I hope this post inspires you to help out your community
Let's be Thankful together.


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