Today I got to deliver my homemade cookies to the homeless! I delivered them to CityGate, a homeless shelter in Coatesville. I volunteered at CityGate with my grandma when I was in high school and we would cook and serve dinner to them. It is an all male, Christian shelter. Every time I visit they always inspire me. They are so kind and thankful and make me realize I need to be better with my attitude towards some things. When we brought the cookies today, they were so thankful and greeted us as soon as we walked in the door. They expressed their thanks multiple times and added God bless you before we left.
I still remember certain things they shared with us in the past. Before their evening meal they have a small service and a time for prayer requests. The first time I went was a huge eye opener for me. The things they thanked the Lord for was often something I never thought about and took for granted. The one I still remember to this day is that they were thankful for waking up that morning and for God giving them the life they live. Before that day I don't think I ever thanked God for waking up because I just assumed I will because I "have" to. Although that isn't true at all and there is a small chance I won't wake up in the morning. Another thing was that they were grateful for every situation because it was always something to learn from. They are so kind, grateful and helpful whenever they can be and it inspires me.
I was able to make some cookies with a friend and have a good time that brought us a smile to be able to bring others a smile as well! We made snicker doodle cookies and sugar cookies with frosting for them! We also put some m+ms on them to add some Christmas color. I love that you can make a bunch of people happy just by taking a few moments of your time. If you're interested in making some cookies or donating items to a homeless shelter I'm sure there is one around you! Just look up homeless shelters near you and your area. Their website or Facebook profile should tell you everything you need to know to help. It only takes a few hours to bring some holiday joy :)