Over Christmas weekend, I hand-delivered gifts to a nursing home. My husband, sister, mom, and Gma came with as well. We dressed up in fashionable Santa hats and came to town to bring cheer, love, and presents to all of the residents at the rural MN.
What I learned…
1. Residents are extremely thankful and just want to be loved.
It was amazing to be there the day before Christmas Eve. We were able to just spread joy with them all. I wanted them to know we cared.
My mom handed out a gift to an elderly man in a wheel chair and he started to cry. At that moment my heart broke all over for them.
I’m so glad we were able to go see them.
2. People MOSTLY, want to help out!
I’m seriously blessed with knowing so many of the right kinds of people. People who just want to help and bless! So blessed.
3. You find out who you want to be like and who you don’t…
Christmas season tends to bring out the best and worst in people. And when you are in charge of a charity, you tend to see both sides.
I tend to just use that as an example of who I’d rather be like! One person I know jumped and said “Oh, sign us up for three!”