Recession can teach giving

Published 8:35 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2009

There are a few things that the recent recession taught us. Those who lived during the Great Depression also learned the same lessons.

Most important is we should be grateful for all we have.

Instead of moaning about an outdated, but mechanically sound car, we should celebrate every time the engine turns over.

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We shouldn’t be wasteful because the recession brought many financially sound people to their knees. It is often said that people are only a few steps from losing it all.

The Christian Outreach Alliance Food Pantry and similar organizations are there if the unthinkable happens.

The food pantry hands out food to families every Thursday, and has done so for more than 10 years.

The spirit of their volunteers is exactly what we need, but not just during and right after a recession.

Sometimes when things are good for us, we forget about those who have fallen on hard times.

The downturn in the economy might be a sobering look at how some people live to get by.

Next time you have a little extra money, time or food, don’t forget about your neighbors in need.

You wouldn’t want them to forget about you.