I’ve really got a heart for the homeless. In this season of my life, I don’t have the time or ability to do as much as I would like. But I’m a believer that God can use our small acts in big ways. So, I thought I would share a couple simple things I do to try and make a small difference for others.
First, I always carry protein bars in the console of my car. I buy them anytime I see them on sale or if there is a good rebate on Ibotta. Then when I see someone who might need something to eat, I’m ready to go. People are always so appreciative of this simple gesture.
Second, when I travel for work, I always take the little toiletries from the hotel. These are the perfect size to take to your local homeless shelter or resource center. I think about how good a hot shower feels after a long day and hope that my collecting these little bottles can give that feeling to someone else.
Lastly, I’m trying to teach my kids to see the less fortunate. We talk about people who need help. Each winter we let the kids go to the store and buy clothing items to donate. I’m hoping to take them to to serve at a holiday dinner at some point. We try to remember to pray for those in need and for all of those for whom no one prays. I think that if we can raise a generation that sees and serves even better than we do, the world would be a much better place.