This canned food drive gave Jim and I the opportunity to explain some things to Sydney. The fact that not everyone has food was hard to explain. At the same time they were doing a toy drive. We had to explain that some families did not have the money for toys but we were going to help them. She wanted to empty our pantry and give some of her own toys away . At almost 5 , I think she got it. We are so blessed to have what we do. And I believe that if you can share your own good fortune you should. Karma baby. It always comes around doesnt it?
At Christmas time Jim and I did things a little different when gifting to our parents. They already have everything. So, Jim gave his parents 2 cases of canned soup to donate to a food pantry in Louisiana MO. I gave $$ in my parents name to help bring fresh water to a school in Bangladesh for a year. I would say those were much better gifts than another candle or ugly sweater, wouldnt you?
On that note, Happy New Year and I hope 2011 will be everything you want it to be.