Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving and Receiving Gratitude on Thanksgiving!




"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us." -- Flora Edwards


Here is another heartwarming story I found on the internet! I hope it inspires you to do something amazing today!

"Last year, I was driving home one night, just around the holidays. I was about to turn onto the highway when I noticed a rather dejected looking figure holding a sign. This man was obviously homeless and was completely exposed to the elements.

I had just purchased a new thermal blanket and it was in my car, still wrapped in plastic from the store. I thought for a moment, rolled down the window, and gestured to the man. He ran over to my vehicle. I told him that he looked cold, and he chuckled. I explained that while I didn't carry any cash, I did happen to have a new thermal blanket, and asked him if he could use it. He was thrilled. I told him that it was his, as long as he agreed to do something kind for someone else in return. I am pretty sure it made his day, and kept him warm through the evening. I know I felt the warmth."

Today's Tip: Donate to a family that will be doing without this Thanksgiving, whether it's offer a can of food or a whole meal, the feeling will last a life time in your heart!

4 comments:

  1. the 'warmth' comes in giving where the needs exists. Bless you. Happy Thanksgiving. Sarah

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  2. It is through giving that we receive. Such a heart & warming story. If we all did just one act of kindness each day, what a better world this would be. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

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Looking forward to seeing how you made a difference today!