I don’t usually post about our efforts to help those in need. That’s because I don’t need recognition for doing what we all should be doing in one way or another. I find this to be important this holiday season, however, so I’m sharing our Lean on Me dinner from this week.
Events like these help everyone to see the bigger picture. Not because you have more than others, but because you have the ability to give. So this Thanksgiving I’m thankful for empathy. The election brought out the worst in a lot of great people, since so much was at stake. So many of us struggled to see out of our microcosms to understand where the other side was coming from.
That was one of the many reasons the annual Lean on Me dinner was a necessity. In tense times like these, look for the helpers, for they are the ones who can restore your faith in humanity. There were plenty of people who took off work to come and be a blessing to some needy families in Camden, New Jersey. Droves came in from the frigid night air, hungry for prayer, good conversation, and of course a hot meal.
And it is days like these that I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving.
And for new friends
I’m also grateful for being able to help. For feeling useful.
And for gaining perspective.