|Written by Teresa Farmer|
Â It wonâ€™t be that much longer that the holidays will be upon us. This means lots of laughter, friends, family, and a lot of food will be around us a lot. This is a good time to make good memories that last a lifetime.
I have listed several things we can do to make these upcoming holidays special.
Friends and Family
1. Plan a menu that is bigger than you need. Make extra helpings for extra people that donâ€™t have families to share the holidays with. There are plenty of them out there if we will just look for them.
My family brought a special needy lady to our Christmas party one time and she made our day. We may think we are blessing to someone but actually it is them that bless us. I have never forgotten this lady and it has been several years. Look around for a homeless person that needs help. Take them to your home and give them a good warm meal.
2. Go somewhere for a few hours on that day and bless someone else other than your own family.
On Thanksgiving Day my husband and I donâ€™t spend this time with our own families until later on that day. We feel the homeless shelters need us for that day. So we go and help hand out meals to them with a smile just to show them someone cares for them, and we let them know also Jesus loves them also. We also take our grandchild with us so she will learn to always help the poor.
3. Take lots of pictures on special holidays to show to the family. Make sure everyone is included in this and leave no one out. We can bring these pictures out again to show year after year.
4. Complete home cooked meals can be taken to the house of poor families. Pick out a family you could help on these days. Remember all the food we will have during these times and all the goodies. Some people will not have any of this.
How can we sit at our table and not think of anyone else but ourselves? I know my husband and I canâ€™t even ask Jesus to bless our food without blessing someone else first.
Tips and warnings: Jesus said "Whatever you do for someone else you have also done it unto me". Remember to be very thankful for all we have and never take anything for granted.