This weekend, most of us will be out shopping for all the food we’ll be cooking up on Thanksgiving. I was at our local Wegman’s today, and even at 2:00 pm, it was packed with people pushing full carts. I wonder how much will be left by the end of the weekend?
I’m actually working on three meals. I have a pot luck to go to tomorrow for a church event. On Sunday, I’m supposed to bring a turkey to our Thanksgiving Dinner for some students in our campus ministry program at Mc Daniel College. Then, on the big day itself, I’m going to make two or three things to share at the table of some good friends. All combined, it’s a lot of food!
This got me thinking. I’m pretty sure everyone reading this blog will be joining the rush to the grocery store some time this weekend, if you haven’t been already.
Since times are so tough, maybe we can help some folks who are not as fortunate as ourselves by buying some extra canned goods, or boxes of mashed potatoes and stuffing. Bring these items to your Church this weekend, or donate them to a local food pantry. If there is a homeless shelter or soup kitchen in your area, maybe this would be a good time to drop off a donation.
I was telling someone the other day that, no matter how bad things may seem, each of us still have a lot to be thankful for. Spend a little time this weekend thinking about ways we can share our blessings with those who are less fortunate. I’m sure they will be grateful, and isn’t gratitude what this holiday is all about?