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Today I helped set up Thanksgiving baskets at my church. They'll be delivered to homes after Mass tomorrow.
It's a real feel good activity until it wasn't.
I saw the list of families receiving the baskets, it wasn't intentional but it was sitting at the printer when I made a copy of something and so I saw it. I should have put it right down and not looked at it but I did.
Two of the families on the list are the families of girls I know from school. I know this is a hard time for a lot of people and my family has been so lucky because neither parent has lost their job and they own our home. The suffering of others has been some distant understanding for me until I saw their names.
Hunger and the dire situation so many people are in became personal to me today.
I know I can come across to people as an arrogant PITA turd....and maybe I am that sometimes.....but this is really, really bothering me.
I want to do more but what can I do? I don't want to embarrass them but I have so much and I can share that.
It's awful that people are hungry or homeless or alone. It shouldn't be like this.
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Doing is never enough if you neglect Being! What you did was enough if it came from the heart and your ego is not involved. Happy Thanksgiving!
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#3
I think you should talk to your parents and see if you guys can send over a basket. You can have it delivered anonymously so it won't embarrass the people you know.
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Scarlette, you are a wonderful person and I'm glad that I know you. If everyone did what you are doing now the problem would disappear. Amy and I volunteer too and although it may not be much every little bit helps. Do what you can, just remember that you're not alone and small things make a difference.
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#5
all ppl need to do to do their fair share is
tell the truth
listen to the truth
speak out against injustice
and wear ur freaking mask

thats doing more than enough this year and for years to come ...imo......
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When I lived in Georgia with my first mom there was times when people from the Baptist church brought us milk and clothes and stuff like that. It honest does mean a lot to them in need to just know that people care you know.
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(11-21-2020, 11:58 PM)Kittykat Wrote: I think you should talk to your parents and see if you guys can send over a basket. You can have it delivered anonymously so it won't embarrass the people you know.

They will get the Thanksgiving basket today so they can have a Thanksgiving dinner but people have to eat all the other days of the week too.
It's hard to imagine how anyone in this country could go hungry. I talked to my mom and stepdad and they suggested I volunteer regularly with CHOW and I like that idea. My parents work at a soup kitchen twice a month and I've gone with them. It's just never felt so personal before.
The two girls I know from school? My sisters and I are putting in some of the money we've saved and my mom is sending them Walmart cards anonymously.
How crazy is it we piss, moan and groan that we can't get out to spend our allowances when some people have real problems?
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(11-22-2020, 01:53 AM)Nancy Wrote: Scarlette, you are a wonderful person and I'm glad that I know you. If everyone did what you are doing now the problem would disappear. Amy and I volunteer too and although it may not be much every little bit helps. Do what you can, just remember that you're not alone and small things make a difference.

Thank you and I'm glad I know you too. Shy My family has volunteered for as long as I can remember but it's always a reward in itself because there is a lot of attention paid to the volunteers and it's really a feel good experience. It can't be about that, I understand that now. There is nothing feel good about being in need.
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(11-22-2020, 10:00 AM)Rosie Wrote: When I lived in Georgia with my first mom there was times when people from the Baptist church brought us milk and clothes and stuff like that. It honest does mean a lot to them in need to just know that people care you know.

I always blamed your mom Rosie and felt that her problems made her less deserving of help. Stupid way of thinking.
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