According to the  website: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

Observing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week the week before our national feast—Thanksgiving—seems especially mocking to me. What I mean is, like me, do you read the grocery store ads, maneuver for a parking spot, and walk up and down the meat aisle in the supermarket to chose the plumpest turkey for your Thanksgiving meal? Of course, we can’t forget the stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, and the traditional pies. Burrrp!

Ooops, excuse me!

I will excuse you, Diane, if you tell me what you’ll be doing to ease the problem of hunger in your community?

Actual photo taken in the Big Apple’s trendy Chelsea section.

Honestly, beside this blog, I had no specific plans to reach out and help. I’ll visit family and friends, but hadn’t thought about those who have less–a lot less.

Seems like this would be a good time for me to call the local Salvation Army, a church, a shelter, to see what I can do to help the cold and hungry homeless in my neighborhood.

Since November is the 11th month of the year, I’ll start by focusing on the 11th Step, “sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

After I am empowered with the knowledge of His will, I will follow up with the 12th Step, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Actual photo taken outside of affluent Madison Square Park, NYC.

Will you join me in practicing our Higher Power’s principles and carry His message of compassionate care for the least of our brothers?