Autumn has truly arrived here on the farm. If there was any doubt, it was removed this past weekend when the winds whipped the leaves in a frenzy and the power was lost for about 24 hours. As I have been on my own with the boys for the past 8 days we were left to get the generator running, light candles and make sure the fires were going. This is indeed my favorite season as I am a nester by nature and love a good “batten down the hatches” day. I feel incredibly blessed that when the weather turns our family has a place to go that is warm and dry. I feel blessed that our pantry is never bare and we never go to bed hungry. And while this is an issue for some year round it seems that with the colder weather it is brought to the forefront and seems more prevalent- more pressing come late autumn and winter. Thus, after being inspired by another creative soul I spent today doing a bit of shopping. I really (really really really) want to make this holiday season one of giving and selflessness- of kindness towards our fellow man and doing what we can to bring comfort and joy to those that need it.
We put together these little comfort bags- a small collection of things I imagine those without a home or a stable income could use. We often come across people in our community in need and while it is easy to hand a dollar or two to a stranger, I felt that it was more important to take the time to put something together that would not only be useful but let them know that we had thought of them. I intend to offer these bags without expectation and am prepared to be turned down. However as I hope that for the most part they will be well-received and that if nothing else, they will bring a bit of joy to someone we don’t even know.
I really want our boys to become men of integrity as well as men who feel the pull to leave the world a better place because they were in it.
dream big. do good.