A Trail of Thoughts: Meeting a need

There has been a great deal of talk about the government workers who are on furlough. Many of them have been forced to go to food banks because they have not gotten a check since the holidays. In my mind, they have Pelosi and Schumer to thank for the current state of affairs. That being said, I find it somewhat remarkable that there are communities coming together to help these employees who are in need. Church outreaches and local food banks have been extending hours in the Dallas area. In Washington D.C., a renowned chef hosted a free meal for government employees.

While there is little that ordinary citizens can do to solve the issue, there are those who are doing what they can. I have no doubt that there is a great deal of gratitude for what is being done. It helps bring a little hope to the situation.

While small acts of kindness may not get worldwide acclaim, just think where we would be without them. It can be so easy to look at the big picture and get discouraged. However, the idea that small things don’t help is just not true. There are many individuals who are willing to serve and make a difference. These are the stories that deserve recognition and applause.