It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. This is the time of year that I feel is the best to write about giving back. Last year my colleagues Kacie, Jessalyn and I started a care packs drive. We went downtown Calgary and handed out 50 care packs to people in need. Each pack had basic necessities. Can you imagine not having the basic necessities? I know I can’t. I have always been so blessed and have never needed anything. There is so much wealth in this world and yet there are still people hungry and without a home. This breaks my heart. So needless to say helping those less fortunate has always been near and dear to my heart.
Oftentimes people get stuck in stereotypes. For example, they don’t need help because they are just scamming people. So here’s my thought process on that. I would still very much help someone regardless of their intentions. It’s so clear to me that the majority of people that are struggling are dealing with some sort of mental health issue. So if I can show them love and kindness maybe it will give them a different outlook on life or maybe it won’t. Either way, I’m spreading love and kindness in the world and there can never be too much of either. So my main goal when giving back is to treat everyone the same. To me, it makes no difference what the situation is. I truly believe all people in life deserve kindness. So if I can make someone feel an ounce of normalcy and know that kindness and love still exist I am doing my part in this world.
The past two years have been so hard and such a struggle. I am finding that people are really down and mental health issues are at an all-time high. People in need get treated poorly on a good day so can you imagine how it’s been for them this past two years? So this year's care pack drive is even more important. I look forward to going downtown and handing them out and hopefully, I can make a few people's day just a bit brighter.
This next year I am making a couple of new goals for myself and they are a bit different than most years. The first and the most important goal is to keep my mental health strong. This will help me keep the faith for a better world as well as give me the strength to help those who need it. My second goal is to be kind, this is a goal I always have and I always will but, feel it’s even more important these past few years. A smile goes a long way. A lending ear goes a long way. Being kind is even more important when times are tough. I never want to stop being there for my family, friends, fur friends, colleagues, and strangers.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. I also want to give a special shout-out to Kacie, Jessalyn, and Jennifer for helping me create our annual care packs drive. It’s truly something special and I hope we can make it bigger and better every year. Love you girls so much. Lastly, I hope everyone has a good holiday season with their family, and cheers to a better 2022.
~Keep your head up and keep your heart strong~