Just a little reminder to give back when you are able, even if it's something small.
Over the course of the summer we've been blessed with a lot of produce from our garden - we enjoyed it, shared with family and friends, and froze quite a bit for future use. Last week we picked the last of the veggies and pulled out the rest of our vining plants to get ready for winter. We ended up with quite a few squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes and rather than try to squeeze them into the freezer we opted to bring them to our local food pantry where we know the donation will be greatly appreciated.
Giving back doesn't always have to mean volunteering a day of your time or making a large monetary donation - it can be giving back in small ways everyday to help your neighbor and those around you. We all need to remember this more (myself included), and next year we'll make a point to share even more of our produce with the food pantry all summer long.