Thanksgiving Greetings for the Salvation Army
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. It's always a lot of fun getting ready for the holidays. The turkey is cooked, family's gather and we get to reflect on all our blessings. Pretty great right? Well, sometimes. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same experience. There are folks that cannot afford to participate in Thanksgiving. Adults, teens and families who have no thanksgiving meal to prepare or to even eat. For many, the holidays aren't always a time of joy but instead a time of isolation and stress.
That why it is so special when people step out of their comfort zone to serve those who have very little. The BWTR made no exceptions for the day of Thanksgiving. We had ladies come out on Thanksgiving morning to serve with the Salvation Army. A grand dinner was planned to commence at the Phoenix Convention Center. There, 1,500 individuals would be served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner was open to anyone at no cost. That's pretty darn awesome in my book! We came in with an attitude of hospitality and greeted those who were in need of a meal and support. What a difference this makes to someone who wouldn't have been able afford this for their family.
I want to give a special thanks to those who came out to serve. It is not easy to step away from our everyday lives, but the impression you can make on another life is unforgettable. These are the Holidays people remember. When they are shown grace, support and kindness, sadness turns to joy, and sorrow turns to hope.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."-Helen Keller.