Gratitude, Day 29: Moveable Feast

NOTE: I am a fan of 30-day challenges, and November is traditionally a time of two: National Novel Writing Month, and 30 Days of Thanks. As I am not a fiction writer, this year I have chosen to publish a daily blog for the entire month, expressing my gratitude. This may not be entirely food-focused, but expect recipes aplenty. Feel free to join me in the comments below. What are you thankful for today?

I love the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name; a moveable feast is something that is available to you no matter where you are.

It is a symbol of abundance and and comfort, the idea that you always have enough no matter how much you have.

Today I am grateful for Moveable Feast, a non-profit Baltimore organization that provides meal delivery and groceries to men, women, and children with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses so that they can focus on healing.

So grateful that I am donating to them today on this Giving Tuesday, a day created as a powerful antidote to the mindless consumerism and ceaseless commercial pandering that is on tap from now until January 1st (and let’s be honest – well beyond that). It’s not much, but it’s something, and thousands of not muches winds up to a whole lots.

And because giving shouldn’t be confined to just one day out of the year, and doing good doesn’t require money, I plan on contacting them to volunteer as well.

What are you grateful for today?