January 19

A day “On”

I like the saying that “Martin Luther King Day is not a day off, it’s a day on” meaning it’s a day of service. At 13 our daughter is reaching the age where she can be really helpful and enjoy family activities for serving. In fact today she’s invited a friend to join us as we make brown bags lunches for Chicago’s homeless that will be delivered by Fraternite Notre Dame, an order of nuns and friars devoted to serving the poor. Another favorite activity to do with kids is to package dry food for Feed My Starving Children. Children as young as five can participate. We packaged for with 75 other people and were able to pack 3,000 meals in two hours. These meals are shipped to food relief organizations worldwide. And it’s fun. No time? Make a donation today of any amount to your favorite charity. You can also look on Amazon for your favorite charity’s wish list. Here’s one of our favorites: PAWS Chicago’s wish list on Amazon for specialized pet food and animal shelter supplies. One gesture of service, small or large, today. That’s all I’m asking.