Holiday Season Help!Monday, November 23rd, 2015
This time of year I find myself taking stock of how fortunate I am. I have a job that I love, friends and family who support me and I get to be surrounded by books all day long. Not a bad gig. Inevitably, though, my thoughts shift to how hard this season of gratitude and giving must be when you are struggling emotionally, financially or physically.
Curtis and the Making it in Maine program are here to help. We want to be your first stop to find a helping hand or if you want to help lift others up. Thanks to United Way Mid Coast Maine, there is a fabulous Winter Resource Guide that you can view here or view by clicking “Difficult Times” on the left. The list is divided by county and shows where you can find a warm meal, good community and resources to help with gift giving. I saw it while browsing the Coastal Journal this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it with you this morning.
While I wished we lived in a world where these services weren’t needed, I am touched to see how the community comes together to support one another. It motivates me to get up a bit earlier on Thanksgiving and volunteer! To give back. To pay my gratitude forward.