I don’t want to jump the gun and be like the super-stores that already have Christmas trees up, but we cannot deny the holidays are coming. Soon we’ll be roasting turkeys, wondering why on earth they aren’t cooked yet, and baking cookies for Santa.
We’ll be busy with family and friends and we won’t have lots of time to think of ways we can be a blessing to others. I’m not really talking about buying someone a smelly candle or a gift card to Starbucks. No. I’m talking about being a special blessing to someone who really needs it.
Our family usually tries to do something nice for someone at Christmas. Maybe it’s someone we know well, but sometimes it’s for people we don’t know at all. We want to teach our children to give. After all, they have been given much.
This year, because of Pinterest (FringeMan calls it Pin-Terror-ist), we’ve decided to make blessing bags and hand them out to homeless people.
My kids can help from clipping coupons (yes, it’ll give me a reason to coupon), to buying, bagging, and passing out.
I know the recipients will appreciate these goodies, but I think they may bless us more. They’ll be reminders to us to be thankful for all we have.