The idea is you package up items that you can give to someone homeless or in need and keep them ready in your car just as you keep your first aid kit in the car for those type of emergencies.
This was an idea I admired only until recently my husband came home from in the city and was wishing he could have done more for a man he saw and spoke to that morning. Working in the city most mornings he is seeing a lot of homeless people.
I remembered this idea of Blessing Bags and put it to him and it has seemed a good solution for doing SOMETHING. It's just a little thing, but it's something..
Each bag contains toothpaste, toothbrush, face washers, soaps, change, drink, food items..
Then made up into bags ready to give out and kept in the car.
Yesterday Andy came home and had given them to two people and he felt better and had a beautiful response and talk with a couple of people. Well thats my good husband.
So now the plan is to save warm socks, blankets etc as part of it for next winter. It's not a big thing, but it's something. And it's helped me find my Christmas spirit thats for sure as I've seen a good person trying to do a good thing to help someone else and if that's not what Christmas is about I don't know what is.
We all come across people in need. It could be a neighbour or someone we know and it could be surprising. A little act of kindness could make a world of difference, you never know...