This week I wound up spending time at Beaumont Hospital in Trenton with an ailing family member. All is well, everyone is back home and doing well, but times like that are stressful, and worrisome, and one of the things that stands out the most when you look back is the giant amount of HELP and KINDNESS given by so many people. A big THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at Beaumont Trenton, you guys rock.
Between that event, and Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, it’s a time of year that we all start thinking of others. Probably we start thinking of them in a way that we should think all year. I know I do. I look around and I think about how amazingly fortunate I am, how lucky I am to be loved by people, to have friends and family I can count on, and to still be here in my very own Bonus Levels. I also, though, am very aware that I could be doing more for others. Does anyone else feel this? The kindness of the Beaumont Hospital staff reminded me that a little effort can go a long way when people are in need, and sometimes it’s the smallest of gestures that makes a difference.
Everyone is busy, we’re all working too much and overwhelmed with life and plans and challenges and politics and that’s just the way our lives ARE nowadays. One of the ways to help slow down, make OUR lives better, is to help someone else. I don’t do enough of that, but I’m going to try to do more. If anyone wants to join me, here are some resources that a colleague recently shared with me:
- To volunteer at your local soup kitchen, click here
- To donate to your local food bank, click here
- To donate a meal to food-insecure senior citizens, click here