I was discussing with my son that even though Christmas is over, the giving season is not over. We worked very hard before christmas making fabric ornaments for our friends and family so they could smile and be connected (getting those sent out asap), we used our coupons for cleaners, laundry detergents, and food. We then took some of it home and donated the rest to our people in our community we knew who could use it.
We cleaned out our closets and donated to the coat drive, took old toys with life in them to a thrift store who desperately needed them.
The lesson here was while this seems like alot of work on our part, its a small drop in bucket. I wanted my son to understand we can do this all year as long as we can budget allowing. And that this work is not about the gratitude its about putting aside any differences and knowing how much you can learn as a community.