Friday, November 11, 2016

Be Kind, Love More, Give What You Can


The following is a post I made on my personal Facebook page yesterday in light of the recent presidential election and the rift it is causing among the citizens of the United States.  I am not trying to make any dramatic political statement here, or try to put my beliefs onto anyone else, I am just trying to spread kindness and generosity and encourage others to do the same.

My donation, for today

"I am not posting this to show how generous I am or to make myself feel better. I am posting this to encourage others to do more for their own communities. I have always been passionate about helping those in need, especially with food assistance, whether by working at a food bank, donating what I can, or helping to run a food assistance program at my children's' schools. This is the time of year that food banks often stock their shelves for months to come, but it is important to contribute all year long. With the prospect of a government that may not be as kind to the less fortunate, I refuse to believe that because I was born into a certain family, in a certain place, and have had the fortune and luck to live a comfortable life, that I deserve what I have any more than anyone else, regardless of their personal situation. We are all human and we all deserve a good life, and the ability to feed our families. So in addition to sending my daughter to school with a heavy backpack full of cans of soup every day for the last two weeks to donate to families in her school, I am sending in all of this food to my son's school's food drive. And next week, when they are asking for fresh produce, I'll be dropping off a large amount of that as well. Because I can. And I hope that everyone who reads this, goes out and does something good for their community today as well. We all can do something to make this world, and especially our amazing country, a kinder place.

Love to all."                - November 10, 2016

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