Sometimes it feels like one of our hardest jobs as parents is teaching our kids how to be grateful. I’m not sure it comes naturally to everyone. I can say for a fact that a child that wants for nothing (IPad and IPhones don’t count!) has a hard time grasping what a true need really is…even if they do say please and thank you.
Our boys groaned a bit about our food drive. Big surprise since they would be doing the heavy lifting. A real residual benefit for us though is that participation in this worthwhile event is what we parents call a “teaching opportunity”.
On the day of our pick up, we let them sit in the back of the truck to search out the bags that were left at the curbs and sidewalks (in the Temecula Creek, Oak Creek and Berringer Creek neighborhoods) for us to pick up and by the first recovered bag…they were all smiles and giggles. They thought it was fun! And by the 2nd bag they remembered and reminisced a bit about the last time we did this.
By the time we unloaded all of our bags into our Century 21 Wright office with all of the bags everyone else in our office collected…they were full of accomplishment. There were piles of food everywhere!
The food was donated to the Temecula, Murrieta Rescue Mission.
The food was sorted into Thanksgiving boxes by volunteers along with turkeys donated by Pechanga Resort and Casino and given to seniors in our valley.
It was a good week.
Happy Thanksgiving Temecula Valley!
We are forever grateful to live here!
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