My goal is still to have an orphanage and impact 10,000 people! Alas because I feel I am still a bit far from achieving this goal, what I decided to do this year instead, was to gift a family some Christmas gifts. This year is hard on my family but I always feel, as bad as I have it, there are more people out there that probably have it worst.
Mike invited a buddy over and for some reason, I decided to give him the gifts. He is dating a single mom with a 4 year old. I didn’t give much, I would argue to say, but I’m sure glad I did. I never saw a grown man look like he was about to cry. I know he wanted to hug me to, but if you know me, I am very bad at accepting praise. Any kind of praise.
I told him to say the gifts are from Santa or he can use it however he would like. Little did I know, he was scared he wasn’t going to be able to afford Christmas this year. I told Mike I would like to make this an annual event. I think I would like to have it for a random stranger we’ve just met or had a huge impact in our own lives, even on a small scale. I’ll make sure to grab addresses and just drop it off.
My plan may need a bit more finessing.
It also made me reflect back on the comment someone once said, “Do they even know me? Why would they gift me this?” To how grateful those who have nothing are.