TIS the season. Bring the cheer. Have fun with family and friends. But let's not stop there. It's also a time to be mindful of the many souls that have not been as fortunate as ourselves.
We pass them in the streets. We see them huddled with their shopping carts, their garbage bags holding their only possessions stacked high. We may even see them sleeping in a doorstop, or by a dumpster.
We may rationalize that they have earned their lives in some way. Or they don't take advantage of the help they could get, through churches, government programs, the list may go on in our minds.
They are hard to look at; seriously as humans, we are focused on our own self-preservation, and this is natural. We are born to it. And it's uncomfortable to look. We can't save the world.
But we also have the gift of Spirit and light. Our souls develop and grow, and we evolve to loving kindness, we can reach out with compassion. We see people do it every day. Unselfish people, working their asses off to benefit others. The hard part is where do we start.
Well, here is one way. Karma Baskets and Gifts support a charity called The Empowerment Plan. It's a really cool non-profit that was built as a college project and morphed into an amazing quest to better the lives of others! And we give a small percentage of orders to this program. We are proud of this, we want to help. But a better way is to go to the site and donate directly. Check them out. It's a season for giving!
The link is below to their "About" page. These people not only help the homeless, but lift them up into jobs, and hope. So they give the fish, and they also teach them how to fish! It's pretty cool.
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