It’s a Blessing Box

Outside our public library is a box. It’s not a book return; it’s a blessing box. People are encouraged to put items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues or packaged snacks in the box. I kept forgetting it until I got to the library so I began making up a bag of items to keep in the car. The last time I dropped off something I noticed someone had left canned goods as well. They weren’t on the list, but not a bad idea. I have to admit, I don’t feel comfortable stopping and giving money to rough-looking men with signs, as much as I’m tempted. But, with so many other ways to give to the needy, there’s no excuse not to give. (Yes, though I also download books on my iPad or Kindle, I still like to go to the library and check out books. I love libraries. They’re amazing places. Come to think of it, I look at the library as my “blessing box.”) 

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