November’s Here!

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  ~Edward Sandford Martin

Good morning world!

I’m so excited because the holidays are near! you can feel it in the air! the weather is finally cooling off and it’s time for winter fashion, hot drinks, tea and anything that tastes  good to eat.

It’s also time for me to learn my mom’s famous sweet potato pie recipe so that I’ll always know how to cook it in the future. Apart from the fall semester coming to an end, black friday around the corner, I also feel it’s important about giving back.

I remember in high school, when I was the secretary for the Christians on campus club thinking that everyone had the same life as me. Thinking this way, I knew the meals we delivered wouldn’t be to anyone from out school. We had raised enough money, to deliver meals to families that lived in the rougher parts of town. I was excited to give out turkeys, and pray with families.

We had one more stop to make, and our advisor said we’d be done. I knocked on the door, and I saw a girl who sat next to me in class. She looked as shocked as I did, that I was at her door. When looking at the girl from the outside, one would never think she, and her family were barely making it. she opened the door and put her  head down. I placed my hand on her shoulder and smiled.

God says for us to not judge others, so why would I do the same to her? After we said a prayer, we quietly left. The next day at school before our holiday break, she came into class and sat by me. She looked over and you could tell, she’d thought I would make it a big deal about her not having money for Thanksgiving dinner. I just smiled and asked her if she was ready for the test. She looked over, smiled, and said, “No. but who really is?” I laughed and completely agreed.

I tell this story not to receive thanks, but to show the importance of giving back. If that was what a small group of teenagers could do for families in their area, imagine what a city, state, or the country could do when we work together?

So as your spending money for the holidays, Think about giving to a shelter, mission, or even a family you know so they can enjoy the holidays as much as you.

-N

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