Ready or Not

You Can Only Be Gen­er­ous If You Have Some­thing To Be Gen­er­ous With

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Dawn Von Nos­dol

On the news a while back, the re­porter talked about a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion and the lo­cal food bank com­ing to­gether for a food drive. They were ask­ing for peo­ple to do­nate food to feed lo­cal fam­i­lies that didn’t have enough to eat, as shelves were bare.

The part of the story that made me choke up a bit was when they talked about two home­less men that were walk­ing by and saw the signs ad­ver­tis­ing the food drive. They both stopped and one of the men started fish­ing around in his bag and pulled out a can of tuna and then placed it as the first item in what later be­came about of mile worth of food all lined up on the street head­ing for the cap­i­tal.

This man, who I’m sure knows some­thing about hunger, was con­cerned about oth­ers not go­ing hun­gry and so he gen­er­ously shared the lit­tle bit that he had – pos­si­bly all that he had.

So many things can hap­pen that can shake your world and put you in a sit­u­a­tion where you may fall on hard times or lose your in­come earn­ing abil­ity. So, put away for a rainy day. Get out of debt, put some money aside, and for good­ness sake, work on build­ing your food stor­age.

I can’t imag­ine not hav­ing enough food stor­age to see me and my fam­ily through a dis­as­ter, or at least lift the bur­den a bit – and maybe even be able to share with a stranger.

You eat the food stor­age one bite at a time, but you can build it one can or case at a time. All it takes is de­ter­mi­na­tion and fo­cus. So fo­cus and maybe you can be gen­er­ous some­day.

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