Hi friends! I’m popping in quick to say hello and share a little something with you. I don’t know how you’re feeling but in my perspective 2017 seemed to be especially heavy- natural disasters, mass shootings, hate crimes, and political divide like none I’ve ever experienced. It seemed there wasn’t a day that went by without news of strife and suffering. I waffle between feeling riled up, ready to take on the world and fight to wanting to crawl into a hole and never come out, paralyzed with fear at the state of things. I know that sounds so dramatic, and it is, but it’s honestly how I feel sometimes! It’s overwhelming. All of this has me thinking about ways that I can help, big and small.
One of the small things we’re doing is creating gift packs to keep in our car to give out when we see people in need. I think it’s a common practice but I’d never thought of it until I saw a friend sharing theirs on Instagram stories. I was off to Target to stock up for our own the next day. We filled up large ziplocks with these necessities and treats- Clif Bars, tissues, toothbrush/toothpaste, wet wipes, gum, lotion, a first aid kit, water, Cheddar Bunnies, Chapstick, and Starburst. We added in little handwritten notes with well wishes and topped them off with enough cash for a couple of meals. I want to do more for the people in need in our community, but this is a start. Do you have any ideas, small (or large!) ways to give back that we can all manage? I’d love to hear what you’re doing! XX- Sarah