Christmas Service

Kristy and I enjoyed nine days with our families over the holidays. We spent much of the time conversing over meals and drinks, and needless to say I returned to Charlottesville with a couple extra pounds around my midriff.

In reflecting on our dinners, I  wonder at what point a ‘great spread’ turns into overindulgence. Rather than spend too much time contemplating the past, I made a resolve to spend more time contributing to the community next holiday season.

My idea is simple – next year replace one family dinner with a community service activity. Some of the volunteer opportunities I found include boxing meals at the local food bank, helping with a childrens home’s holiday party, and volunteering at a shelter.

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, is a good place to start.

One Comment

  1. judy says:

    Do you remember when we bagged meals at Lighthouse in Pontiac for families at Thanksgiving?