As the holiday season approaches and winter comes on the plains, the charitable among us once again step up and not only take notice but action. I would like to thank everyone who runs responsible, safe shelters, gives food to the hungry without judgment or question and volunteers at any time of the year. I know, especially in St. Louis, you are not always appreciated or feel like you are. Yet, alot of people would be worse off without you and believe me, they appreciate your efforts and the energy you have expended.
Even giving change to someone is appreciated. The only problem is you have to be careful of whom you give to or how often. Dont be bullied into it if you feel its inappropriate. Lots of people do go off and jsut buy drugs or liquor. You have to judge for yourself how you want to give to people in this way or in any charitable way.
Remember you are in control of your resources but when done right, giving can feel good.
You are appreciated.