Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.How can you help?Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:
- Gallon size Ziplock bagsitems to go in the bags, such as:
- chap stick
- packages of tissues
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- trail mix
- granola bars
- pack of gum
- band aids
- coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
- hand wipes
- you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift cardAssemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.This is hella cool. I thought i’d add my two cents since I spent time homeless. The things that stand out to me are the socks and the chap stick. A+. I would also suggest maxi pads or a waterbottle. I would skip the mouthwash, some people just drink it. Don’t give a starbucks card. Thats a nice idea, but seriously that 6$ for a coffee could buy ramen meals for 6ish days. If you’ve been eating out of garbage cans, you’d rather have the cheap ass ramen or gas station hotmeal over a cute coffee.Above all though, even if you give no food, money or toiletries (which is 100% fine, you don’t need to feel obligated to do that) please don’t pretend like you don’t see them. Smile, meet their eyes, say you don’t have any change or whatever but to have a good day. Treat them like a human being. The’ll appreciate it just as much as a few coins.
Every time this post comes around, I have to explain this.
Watch Dennou Coil, the most underrated anime pretty much ever.
- Yes, this is the standard of animation throughout the series.
- AND THIS IS A FILLER EPISODE.
- It’s basically about kids with what’s essentially Google Glass: The Game. The whole world is affected by this game. Traffic lights, school, anything.
- It’s good in the beginning and gets really, really good by the end.
- Shows the vulnerabilities of children.
- Well-written children in general. They fall under some tropes but they don’t suffer from the usual fallacies of writing children into series.
- And yeah, the filler episodes are really good. The whole series is worth watching.
Reblogging as a reminder to myself
wish this show was longer.
This really was a phenomenal show. I should watch it again someday.
when girls wear ‘boy clothes’ shes seen as ‘cool’ or ‘hipster’
but as soon as a guy wears ‘girls clothes’ he gets called gay, or fag
if you dont think thats fucked up what is wrong with you?
because society thinks its degrading to be a woman
That’s the sad thing. It’s insulting to both genders when really people should be able to wear whatever
For The Masses:
Reblog to save a life.
SO HARD NOT TO DANCE WHEN YOU HAVE EARPHONES ON WALKING BY YOURSELF
5 am in can town (▰˘o˘▰)