Friday, September 22, 2006

giving

Years ago, and I do mean years ago, my dad came across a family that had nothing. The parents worked and did the best that they could, but their little girl was in need of some stuff. My dad would often buy her clothes, or a bike for Christmas, and even would give the family food. I was never allowed to meet this family, I just over heard conversations about the family.

Was my dad a good man because he gave to help the poor? I think he was. However my dad never to church, so does that make him a bad man?

To this day no matter how little we have I will always give.... in some way. I believe in giving to those that need help.

Last year my girlfriend and I got three complete turkeys dinner and then a few days before Thanksgiving we went to a poor area of town. We went into the store and found three people that looked like they could use a break. One lady broke my heart. She had a few children, and she was caring for mother. Her mother told her to go to the store that the Lord would provide. Her mother was right.

This year I have spent my t.v. time knitting scarfs. I am going to mail the to the battered women's shelter in my home town. I give old towels and rugs to the local animal shelter. There are so many ways that we can all give.

I do believe that I am a richer person for giving. No matter how much food I give away, I still have plenty.

I just wanted to share.

7 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Throw your bread onto the water and it will come back to you a thousand fold ,,bless you Jan xx

cgtperkins said...

WOW, thanks for sharing that. I give some, but maybe I should be creative as well and do more, because I am blessed. Hmm you gave me alot to think about in such a short entry!
hugs
Carrie

debbiewebb4465 said...

Kelli I agree that you are a richer person for giving. I give towels and kitchen paper to our PDSA (vet's for people who are on low income, they manage on donations), I give stuff to the charity shops all the time. I fill the bags that come from the charities in need.......I do my best, I feel good doing it. In the grand scheme of things it's not loads but I feel it helps. Good on you, you are lovely anyway, so it's no surprise you do this good deed to help people. Have a great weekend!
HUGS Debbie ~xxxx~
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seraphoflove9001 said...

{{{{HUGS}}}}} You ARE a very Rich person! God bless you hon! And He has!
Lisa
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P.S. It's people like you that actually get what I try to get across in my journal...keyword...try! :o)

lv2trnscrb said...

they do say it is better to give than to receive. I truly believe you are experiencing this. Awesome work you do!

you are caring for people; the world needs more people like you

betty

lindachapmanuk said...

That was a lovely entry and makes ya think....thanks Linda xx
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helmswondermom said...

You should be commended for giving when you can.  There's no telling how many lifes you've been able to touch in a good way.
Lori