Hubby and I volunteered this afternoon at the Christmas Store. It is a local charity that provides clothes, household items, food and toys for families in our area. I have heard about it but never really knew much more. I am so glad we went. My mother in law asked us to help with some people from her office and we had nothing going on, so of course we were willing!
It was such a great experience. We helped individuals and families shop for themselves and others. They get to really "shop" and choose what they want for themselves and their kids.
I used to volunteer in College all the time but have gotten out of the habit in the last few years. I'm so glad that we got to do this and especially right now during the Holiday season. It really puts life in perspective! As much as we gripe about life, it really isn't that bad especially when compared to who we helped today!
So, make sure you kiss your kids and your loved ones and thank God everyday for what you have!