My next act of kindness was inspired by my husband’s cousin Jessie. She suggested that I help a homeless person by giving them a blanket, some food, or even a beer! I liked the idea of giving something tangible, and not feeling like I was contributing to a habit! My sister-in-law Jennifer suggested that I make goody bags that I could keep in the car whenever I see someone in need. I really liked this idea because I thought it would be a good way to teach my kids how to give to others in need.
The kids and I see homeless people on a weekly basis at an exit ramp near our house. Li Na always seems genuinely concerned and wants to know what their signs say and if we can give them food or money. So, we headed to Target and found some nutritious, non-perishable food items to fill goody bags. I made sure not to include anything chocolate or sweet because it would have ended up in my stomach! The kids enjoyed participating and now I always have a bag ready for our homeless friends along I-540.