The thing about the holidays, is that they often come with a fantastic Charlie Brown film complete with growing up and learning lessons with your dog and friends by your side. Of them all, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is certainly one that should not be missed.
I couldn't help but think, especially in the spirit of Thanksgiving, how important it is to lend a helping hand for those in need. The majority of people, including myself, get so caught up with our daily distractions that we neglect to realize the exhausted woman standing on the bus that could use our seat, or the homeless man who would appreciate that morning latte much more than we would, or that our Grandmother probably needs a quick "hello" and "I miss you" from someone. Acts of selfless kindness are necessary to keep an order of give and take, good and bad, progression and regression in the movement of everyday. Life is a cycle and we are all here to participate.
[markus.hartel]Thanksgiving is more than giving thanks. Give what you can, whenever you can. Be grateful when your life slows down and allow yourself to look around at others. What can you do for them?
Ways to Give Back in Boston & Beyond!
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Habitat for Humanity
Common Ground Relief (New Orleans)
Animal Rescue League (various locations, just search!)
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Hub on Wheels
AIDS Action Committee
Room to Grow
Find your local food bank or soup kitchen and donate time, food, or living essentials.