I stepped outside this morning and saw frost on the ground.
Appreciation for its beauty swept over me, quickly followed by gratitude for a warm home.
My mind wandered back a few years to an interview I did with the president of a local homeless shelter. They supply warmth, food, bus passes, help with job hunting, and other resources.
The winters in the Midwest can be brutal and have bouts of temperatures dipping down well below zero. The homeless shelters fill quickly and they have to turn people away. It is heartbreaking.
This Thanksgiving, take a moment to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. Perhaps you can follow that moment with an act of loving kindness and give someone less fortunate something to be thankful for as well. It could be something as simple as helping an elderly person carry their groceries to the store, or signing up at a local church to serve Thanksgiving dinner, a donation of money to a local charity to house the homeless and help them get back on their feet. If everyone gave a little, it would add up to a lot.
One drop equals a ripple.
Thousands of drops together make waves.
A few drops to consider this Thanksgiving...