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being grateful for and seeing the beauty in the home you have.
Welcome back to day 22 of our HOME SWEET HOME – 30 Days to Love Your Home series!
I know we've already talked about having an attitude of gratitude and being thankful for our homes as a way of loving them more. And I know you get it. But sometimes I think we all need a practical reminder of how “good we have it”.
That's where today's challenge comes in.
8 Ways to Help Someone Who Has Less Than You
It's easy to think our home is too small, or too old or too ugly when it's all we see, day in and day out. This is especially true when we compare it to the homes we see on TV or in magazines. (We'll talk about that type of comparison on another day.)
But how good would your home look to you, if suddenly you didn't have a home at all? It sounds drastic, but there are at least 30,000 homeless people in Canada every single night. [SOURCE] I'm sure the numbers are similar in the United States. There are people with no homes or much less than you and I have everywhere.
So how can we help?
Here are 8 ways that you can help someone who has less than you – and learn to appreciate what you have even more in the process.
- Build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
- Host a Thanksgiving dinner for people who may not be able to afford their own.
- Prepare a home-cooked meal for the residents of a nearby homeless shelter.
- Help repair or paint a local homeless shelter.
- Collect unused makeup and perfume to donate to a center for abused women and take it there yourself.
- Help deliver meals and gifts to patients at a local hospital.
- Help elderly neighbors clean their homes and organize their belongings.
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
For even more ways to help your community, check out this post with 121 more examples of community service projects.
Choose something from my list above (or the expanded list I linked to) and do it asap. Really pay attention to your surroundings while you volunteer.
The general point is to realize how great your home really is. BUT a sneaky bonus blessing is finding a heart to help others too!
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