Thursday, November 26, 2009

But for the Grace of God Go I...

Man in the Mission

Going freestyle today for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. In honor of the holiday & all...

I've used this space as a platform, of sorts, over almost 2 years to speak about the homeless, to honor Yoshio & to remind readers about those less fortunate than we, who get their sustenance~for both body & soul~from non-profits such as Miriam's Kitchen in Downtown DC.

Today's Superior Snap was shot by Ella Numera Dos during a trip to see Miss Jo in San Francisco. The photo is entitled, "Man in the Mission."

Please take a moment on this day of gratitude & gorging to thank someone for making a meaningful difference in your life. And give serious consideration to helping those who can't help themselves. Click on the link below to find out how you can help. And have the Happiest of Thanksgivings, y'all!

21 comments:

Kristin said...

Amen lady. Happy Thanksgiving!

quilly said...

When I was 22, I was homeless -- in Western Montana -- from the first week of October to Christmas Eve. That Thanksgiving we were very thankful for a nearby rancher who gave us a chicken, and some unknown persons who left a box of assorted foods outside our tent.

I support homeless charities year round. I really appreciate this reminder for those who don't know what it is like to be without. What a blessing it is to be able to take your next meal for granted!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the reminder. I highly appreciate it.
Have the happiest Thanksgiving my good friend!
hugs hugs

Christine said...

My thoughts are filled with gratitude for the wonderful folks like Miriam's Kitchen & everywhere that strive to provide for those less fortunate. I am blessed to have a home, my is life filled with love & family. Is there anything more we need?
Wishing you and yours a most Happy Thanksgiving.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great reminder!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

Tracy P. said...

Love this! There is a post from last Thanksgiving here that has stuck with me for the last year in a similar way. You might enjoy reading it.

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours, Melissa! (and the Pack of course) ;-)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Truer words have not been spoken. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Susie said...

A great grateful reminder!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Sarah said...

my group of lady friends took it a step further this year. we bought groceries for 3 homeless families so they could have a decent thanksgiving. it's a problem that needs long term solutions. happy thanksgiving!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy thanksgiving and thank-you for the link.

Angelia said...

This is a great photo. It truly captures the heart of the homeless. I had an experience with the down and out, the story got published this month. Check it out if you get a chance. http://www.journezine.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2921


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mama Kat said...

Welllll freestyle wasn't exactly one of the writing prompts, but for you I'll let it slide.

Great cause!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Melissa, i have a present fot you on my blog.
Please stop by and pick it up.
hugs hugs

BK said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and yours.

carma said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for - despite my whining at times ;-)

Fierce said...

Very nice reminder, we all need to be thankful for what we have and give others something to be thankful for, no matter the time of year...
xoxo

Yaya said...

What a great reminder.

miss jo said...

Helping the homeless is so important. I'm taken by Yoshi's story too.

miss jo said...

Oh yes, Happy TG to you and your familia.

Vodka Logic said...

What a great reminder. I give when I can and always thank the people that are important in my life.. esp my mom. xx

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