Wednesday, November 18, 2009


If you are reading this blog

You Are Blessed.

My friend, Joy,recently did a post on how blessed we are.

She gave me an idea.

She reminded me how very blessed I am.

Joy said her Sunday School Class made up gallon ziplock bags of *goodies* to give out at stoplights to those who are holding homeless signs. (Often I am too quick to judge their reason for begging. I have decided it is not up to ME to make that determination. I am giving in good faith.) In those baggies they put canned fruit, crackers, bottled water, etc. and handed them out when they saw the need. My friend, Renee', and I decided we would follow Joy's lead. We got some gallon ziplock bags. Inside we put beanie weanies, canned fruit, crackers, peanuts, a drink and a plastic spoon. We were SO excited that we will have the opportunity to make a difference.

In my car, I now have four bags of goodies.

I am Blessed.

Try to do something to make a difference.

In the meantime, you will be blessed.


smcvicker said...

love this idea!

Amanda Pilkinton said...

That is an awesome idea. I think I am going to do this!

Henley on the Horn said...

You are so right! I had soap in my car and then thought it might be offensive, so I love this idea!!

Renee said...

Can't wait to use mine!

Tonja said...

What an awesome idea! So many times we look for the BIG things to do...when there are so many small things we can do everyday!
Thanks for the reminder!

Linda said...

What a beautiful never know if you should help them out or not. This makes the decision easy. I'll be making up some "goody bag" soon! Thank you for sharing this idea.

-joy said...

Thanks for posting this! I encourage everyone to keep passing this along. All the 'little' things can add up to be a BIG thing!

Jenny Lynn said...

great idea!!
i love it :)
i always struggle with this too.

Teeter said...

So many times.....i've sat wondered to myself.... You're right....its not our place to judge. Its a good idea.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Awesome idea. Thanks for the suggestion. You asked about my trip to see my blogger friend, Valerie. It was awesome. I have not posted recently as my life has been a bit crazy. Plus, I have misplaced my cord that I use to download pictures from the camera to the computer. I have some great pictures of my visit, but can't get them downloaded. Love & blessings from NC!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Sharing our joys is what life is all about. Great idea!

Justabeachkat said...

What a great idea! This made me realize just how blessed I am to live in an area of the country where I VERY rarely see a homeless person, but when we travel I do so this is a awesome idea.


Maggie said...

Excellent idea! It's not a good idea to give money but these bags will help without enabling.