A few weeks ago, as Calder and I were riding in the car we saw a homeless man on the side of the road. This certainly isn't a rare occurance for us, but for some reason I felt like I should share with him. I had made us some sandwiches (using homemade bread and jam, no less) and offered him one. He was thrilled! He ate it quickly and thanked me profusely.
I have been thinking about this exchange ever since and now make it a point to stock my bag with granola bars and other snacks to give should we run across someone in need.
As you may have guessed I like having a monthly focus. In January I started Nothing New 2011, in February I did the Spending Fast, in March I did Me Made March and in April I'm doing a Month of Giving.
Every day I want to give purposefully. It may not be giving food or items every day. It could be giving of my knowledge, my talents or my time. I'm hoping I can involve Calder a lot in this and show him how good it feels to give.
Want to join me?