True stories:Man walks into a restaurant, say's he homeless and hungry. Now this is a fine restaurant, and have awesome food, everything they have is sooo good! They told the man, we can give you some soup. The mans says "I don't want soup" I want something else! Now if I am hungry, truly hungry, the worst soup in the world would taste good and I would be so thankful for soup!!! Wouldn't you!
Next story: A lady walks into church, goes to the pulpit while the preacher is preaching and just stands there and stares at him. They ask the woman if they can help her. She says "My kids are hungry and I need diapers" So they say o.k. we can fix you something to eat come down to the kitchen. She says "No, I don't want you fixing me anything", then they said o.k. we have diapers here, we'll give you some diapers, she says "I don't use that kind" She doesn't want them to give her food and feed them, she doesn't want the diapers. Now if it were me, I would be so thankful my kids were given food and I would be thankful for any kind (brand) of diapers. The lady wants money. Come to find out, the lady just got $350 from a church down the street.
These are the kinds of people who irritate me! They hurt the people that are truly thankful for whatever they are offered...right?! Well, there are still folks out here who are hungry, and are having hard times.
My Dad being a minister for over 40 years, I've seen all kinds of people. I've seen my Dad take them to a motel, and buy them food, take them to the gas station and fill up their car...a few times he's given them money. The thing is, if someone is truly hungry and in need, they will take what you offer them, which tells you that they are really in need, and really need to be fed.
Thanksgiving is a time to be Thankful, not selfish, not demanding, a time to be thankful for everything we have. Christmas the same!
Beware of scammer's but at the same time, there are people who truly need our help! everyday, not just the holiday season's!