Thanksgiving is a day away, and I can't help but reflect on all the amazing blessings in my life. Though my life hasn't quite turned out the way I had planned, I have far more than I could have ever hoped or imagined. The simple fact that I can get out of bed with my health intact, and a daughter that brightens up my life with her contagious smile is enough to be overwhelmed with gratitude. Yet, the blessings don't stop there. I have the unconditional support of family and friends, a church that I can call home, and a job that provides financially for everything I need. I've got it good. No doubt about it. But not everyone is so lucky.
Some time ago, I had the opportunity to learn about Feed ONE and how for 10 bucks, one child is fed for a month. I wasn't immediately sold. There are so many "sponsor a child" programs out there, I wasn't sure this was the one to which I wanted to hitch my wagon. But the more I learned, the more I thought. Then one day, I drove to my neighborhood Starbucks and realized how much I was spending on a regular basis. $10 would last me about a week. And that's when it hit me. "I should do this! I will do this! I will be an example to my family. I will pay it forward-and not just by buying coffee for the woman behind me." It took me a few days, but I started to see this as an opportunity. I realized that feeding one would feed me too. Feeding one would feed my soul. And what a satisfying feeling that was.
A program sponsored by Convoy of Hope, Feed ONE, allows me to feed one child for one month for $10. I'm looking for ways to do more. So I urge you to check it out. Be informed. If you can't (or won't) help here, find somewhere else to do something. Chances are if you are reading this blog, while drinking an overpriced latte, your reach is greater than you realize. With that being said, my Thanksgiving wish is that you consider all the blessings in your life and be the change you want to see in the world. This amazing program currently feeds over 146,000 children in 11 countries. However, there are over 100,000 children still on a waiting list. Find out how you can help spread Mother Teresa's message, "If you can't feed one hundred, then just feed one", at feedone.com