It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.
Sunday is a day of relaxing so that you have the strength to tackle the week ahead. But this doesn’t always mean just laying around and doing nothing. It is also a day for regrouping. If there were an opportunity to help others out we wouldn’t say no just because it is Sunday. Actually, doing things for others can be very uplifting and good for the soul. This can be part of regrouping.
Today I am going to an event at my friend’s house called “Sandwich Project for the Homeless.” A bunch of us will be putting together over a hundred sandwiches that will be brought to a local shelter.
This project, the brutal cold temperatures we have had this winter, the book I am currently reading, and my sister have all got me thinking about homelessness. I can’t even imagine what they go through or how they got there.
My sister had volunteered to make tissue paper flowers for the homeless. When she passed away, just this past summer, instead of sending us flowers we asked people to donate to a homeless organization in her honor.
The book I am currently reading is “A Street Cat Named Bob.” A homeless man and a cat together face the daily challenges of homelessness.
It is so sad hearing about how mean people can be to the homeless, including homeless animals. No matter how they got there, they are still human (and living creatures) and we still need to treat them as just that with kindness, compassion, and respect.
One of the teachers where I work incorporated the event I will be a part of today into one of her lesson plans by discussing homelessness and having all of the students make sandwich headbands for us to wear at the event. Cino is posing with one of them below. 🙂
Even though I am pretty exhausted from this past week, I am honored to be a part of this project today. I just know it is going to be good for my soul.
Happy Sunday! Take some time to refresh, regroup, and relax (and maybe help out someone) today.
*Check out the wonderful poem by Colin Chappell shared below in the comments.