Feed Your Soul

The Benefits of Giving Your Time

- Sunday, September 20, 2015

Busy schedules have lots of us feeling more time-constrained than ever but a recent study published in Psychological Science shows that helping others can actually increase our feeling of “time affluence” and alleviate our perception of “time famine.” Participants in the study carried out tasks in which they either gave their time or wasted it. The participants who spent time helping others by either writing to a sick child, helping an at-risk student from a local public high school, or doing something that was not part of their normal responsibilities— either for someone else or for themselves, reported that spending time on others seemed to “expand the future” in contrast to spending time on oneself. If you’re feeling time-constrained, consider giving your time to others. You’ll be happier in the long run and you’ll help others in the process.

A Teacher's Wish List

- Sunday, September 13, 2015

Some of the most unsung heroes here at home are teachers and more often than not they’re making the best of their classroom situations with very little. Here is a list of supplies teachers wish they had but are often too nice to ask for:

·         Classroom set of iPads (Okay, not all of us can afford this but we can always dream!)

·         Heavy Duty Pencil Sharpener

·         Classroom Assistant/Para Professional/Helper

·         Smart Board

·         Pencils

·         Printer with Ink

·         Boxes of Tissues

·         Books

·         Cleaning Supplies like Clorox Wipes and Hand Sanitizer

·         Students willing to learn

Create a Care Package for the Homeless

- Sunday, September 06, 2015

We’ve all driven past folks on the corner holding up a sign asking for help. You might have handed them a ten dollar bill, maybe more, and still thought there must be more you could do. Actually there is. This simple care package for the homeless is something you can make yourself and keep in your car when such occasions arise.

Take a watertight gallon-size zipper lock plastic bag and fill with items like these:

·         Water bottle

·         Note of encouragement or uplifting Bible verse (click here for a Pujols Kitchen Care Package Card)

·         Crackers with peanut butter or cheese

·         Fruit snack or applesauce cup

·         Granola Bar or cereal bar

·         Tuna and crackers

·         Gift certificate to fast food

·         Band Aids

·         Chapstick

·         Comb or small brush

·         Socks

·         Hand wipes

·         Pack of Kleenex

·         Maxi pads

·         Toothbrush and toothpaste

·         Nail clippers

·         Mints, cough drops or gum

·         Rescue Mission meal voucher


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