#30SecondsOfLove: Feeding Our Hungry Friends With Thanksgiving Leftovers by Jan Mostrom

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13 days ago

My sister came up with a fantastic idea to use our Thanksgiving leftovers. She wanted to pack sack lunches and go find some hungry friends to share them with. So a few of us made the lunches and headed out in the rain to see who we could meet.

It was a slow start with the rain pouring down, but little by little we met people, heard a bit of their stories and gave some love away in a small sack lunch that day. It was humbling to see so many people cold and hungry, and uplifting to be blessed by them as we drove away. 

Sadly, the hardest part was finishing when there were friends running up to our car only to learn that we had run out.  Sometimes I think I'm the one helping, when in reality, I am the one who was blessed that day. 

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Donna John
You are an inspiration, Jan Mostrom .
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is so inspiring, Jan Mostrom ! I love that you and your sister fed so many people with your leftovers. What a wonderful idea. I am working on an idea I hope to do when I return from my travels. Thank you for sharing the love!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OK, Jan Mostrom , I am so inspired. On our United flight home from Seattle, the pilot realized there would be no food on the plane (not sure why). So he bought 50 sandwiches for passengers on his 4-hour flight to Chicago! Amazing act of kindness and leadership by example. He also kept us informed of turbulence, flight delays and if people were going to miss their connections. He reminded us that we were all in the same boat (plane?), and that we should treat each other with kindness. It was a remarkable attitude of service and grace in the friendly skies. I was amazed, and shared my experience with United and also on social media (where United reps acknowledged it and said they would pass along the kudos). I am now looking for ways to shine a light on everyday heroes like this. Wherever I see an act of kindness or an employee going out of their way, I am going to let their boss know and otherwise try to pay it back (and forward). Thank you for #30SecondsOfLove!

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