There are so many things happening. One of the biggest is this Project Homeless Connect: Denver. This is the Thanksgiving event. They provided haircuts, clothing, food, and much more yearly. They use our convention center because it is large enough to house homeless and low-income families that need assistance as well.
I went to a local one in my neighborhood at the local EZ Pawn. They had hygiene packs, hot drinks, and food, plus clothing. Last year I was able to get a pair of snow boots that are still working this year. This year and the previous ones, I grabbed some hoodies and clothes for the winter. I can’t always afford clothes but most importantly, I have friends that are in more need than I. This is one of my favorite events for Thanksgiving.
There are two more events that are important to people who are in need. There is a shoe drive outside of the Denver Rescue Mission. I am not sure what day it happens but lots of people show up and get shows for the winter or just better shoes. The other event is the coat drive called Coats for Colorado provided by Dependable Cleaners.
Christmas has lots of things as well. There is this big event downtown at the Civic Center Park where you can get a winter coat, sleeping bag, hot drinks in line, and much more. They do this on the day of Christmas as well. All around the downtown area they will dinners served from local business to provide for the homeless and low-income families.
There are plenty of people around the Denver Metro Area driving around giving holiday cheer by providing money, clothes, gift cards, and whatever they can. I suggest that we all provide this kind of love for someone this year. I have a list of people but I have limited means. I will give where ever and whenever I can.
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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth Serum.”
Who Could Use Some Truth Serum?
I have realized some time ago that everyone lies. The problem is some people don’t really know who they are lying to. I think lying to someone about things you are afraid of them knowing is more lying to yourself about how confident you are about it.
He thinks that he is awesome and that everyone should just trust everything he says. Although, plenty of things he says is for his own purpose not for the people seeking his advice. He also thinks he understands how people subject to a different class are living a more fulfilling life because they aren’t experiencing the pleasure of having everything they want at the snap of their fingers. It is hard to understand the experience of a class on an economic scale through the eyes of someone else. To walk in someone else’s shoes, you must also change your way of thinking too!
He thinks that if you say something like people he has experienced in the past you must be lying too. After you have said something to him, he will ask questions that insinuate you are lying and then he will say he isn’t accusing you just asking to better understand the situation. Finally, he will start getting upset whenever the subject is talked about and give sarcastic comments reflecting his disbelief. He will never directly ask if you are lying or if this is true, he will keep the up for years to come. Is he creating a lie to have animosity towards? Would he love to use this “Truth Serum”?
My thing is that I believe I lie not intentionally because I am afraid to hurt people’s feelings. I know that my feelings should be considered in these circumstances. I am working on not ignoring my feelings when talking to people about myself or the things I do. I do want to hurt anyone else’s feeling, but I must be true to myself. We have an obligation to respect ourselves by not changing who we are to satisfy other people’s thoughts on what we do. Let’s start with asking ourselves, is this the truth or is this what someone else wants to hear.