While Thanksgiving is a popular time to indulge in copious plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies (all flavors of pies…), it is also a decided moment to think about those who do have the opportunity to put hot meals on their tables. This morning, I was among a great number of good-hearted people who, despite the blast of wintry chill, left the warmth of their beds and head out to pack and deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors and under-income people. As I arrived, there was a big gathering already, all waiting patiently to pick up their care packages that would eventually put a smile (and a full stomach) for strangers that we have never met before.
Along with two other volunteers, I was assigned to deliver 7 set of packages. I encountered elders who had to have a caregiver answer the doors to a wheelchair lady who could not even use her own bathroom because her vehicle could not fit through the bathroom door. These people have to depend on others assistance and they were all extremely grateful for our deliveries.
It felt nice and fuzzy to be able to help others, especially since we have the power to do so. With just a little effort, we can all make a difference.