The other day, I saw a man holding a sign on a street corner that read "We all need a little help sometimes". Those words spoke to me, and the look of defeat in this homeless man's eyes broke my heart.
It got me thinking. There are so many homeless men and women out there who are down on their luck, struggling to keep their head above water. Many have lost faith and hope in humanity. I hate that.
I went home and came up with the idea of these DIY Homeless Blessing Bags. I wanted something that could be stored in my car, didn't take up much room, and contained items that would bless and bring hope to homeless men and women. I am really pleased with how the bags came out and excited to share them with you all today!
Peanut Butter Crackers
Extra® Gum Spearmint
I think the message of "Give Extra, Get Extra" was so fitting for these bags. I may have been the one to put these bags together, but the thought of giving them away blesses me immensely. We are called to love one another and help each other out. I have no idea what that man who held the sign reading "We all need a little help sometimes" was going through. But I do know that a simple bag filled with goodies could give him so much more than just goodies: it could give him hope.
These small acts of kindness can change the world for someone. There are people out there living through heartbreaking circumstances, and while these bags will not magically make everything okay, they will provide hope. And that, friends, is something worth giving.
Have you ever made a homeless blessing bag?