Thursday, November 20, 2008

food for thought

One week from today we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday, and it's been heavy on my mind (this year in particular) to be both thankful for what we have and to show kindness to others. Money is tight for everyone these days, and it only makes sense that we as families & individuals focus on "necessary" spending. But, I think it's also necessary to take care of those around us at the same time. Whether they be strangers, family or friends... take the time to be kind. I think it's one of the most lovely of things for someone to receive random acts of kindness from someone else. I know our hearts have been touched by such deeds from many people over the past 7-8 months with our situation with Ethan. Search your heart. Maybe you donate a toy for Christmas, maybe you donate food to a food bank, maybe you donate your time to rake leaves. Whatever it is, know it will be a blessing to someone else. Like I said, I know money is tight. But just think about how many canned veggies a $10 bill could buy. Or how many 2 liters of soda a $5 bill could buy.

You can contact your town hall, your local church, or even google your search... there are needs everywhere. Our family knows what it is like to be blind-sighted by a situation. And though, we have so many blessings in our life, I can never take for granted that we all will have great needs at some point in our lives. Today is one thing... but tomorrow could be a different story... for all of us. We are all at the mercy of God's grace... and our neighbor's helping hand.

Just a thought.

I encourage you to be a blessing to someone over these next several weeks. And thank you for the blessing you each continue to be to us!

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,
in honor giving preference to one another... Romans 12:10

3 comments:

Linsey said...

Thanks for that reminder! I got ya'll Thanksgiving card...so sweet. He is looking so good. I miss you guys and can't wait for your Texas vacation so we can have a playdate!!!

jba said...

Great word, Kasey! I have such a burden for that...we've not been given all we've been given to have it terminate on us, you know? Check out a similar post along those lines... http://johnnybadams.blogspot.com/2008/10/joy-found-in-abundance.html

I am praying for you guys!

The Charles Crew said...

Hi Kasey, I am new to your blog and have been catching up on Ethan's story. Small world, my family and I moved from Dallas to CT almost 3 years ago. Just thought I'd leave a comment and let you know that I will continue to be a prayer warrior for little Ethan and your family! Blessing~Jamie