It’s so easy to get caught up in our own problems. In our own personal day to day struggles that we forget of the hurting people around us. I think it’s completely human nature to focus solely on #1. And by #1 I mean oneself. This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to share in a community service project with my sixth graders from Tribe Fusion. We went to Feeding South Florida and participated in what was about a two hour shift. During these two hours we sang along to popular songs while sorting nonperishable goods into large piles of the same types.


[All the drinks in this huge box, all the condiments in the next, don’t forget the peanut butter goes with the canned foods because of its long shelf life.]

It was a fast paced activity. The more we sorted the better. We went through quite a few really large boxes and had to keep swapping them out for empty ones. It felt great to see my students wanting to partake in an activity that would benefit someone else more than themselves.

Sometimes all we need is to take our eyes off ourselves and open them to see those around us who are worse off. Those who have less than we have. Those who lack family, loved ones, work, a home, or food.

Doing this will help us remember how blessed we truly are.
Let’s have grateful hearts.
Let’s choose to be givers and help in whatever way we can. For some it’s as easy as giving a monetary donation and for others it’s giving of your time.

Regardless of the method…. do something! Get active and give back!
Proverbs 22:9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

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