I wanted to share this story about a 91-year-old Korean War veteran for my Make It Through Monday moment today because it's truly inspiring and makes you very grateful for what you have. The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, wrote a $1,500 check for a grocery store's "Holidays Without Hunger" program and another $500 check for 100 pre-packaged meal boxes which contain food for a family of four and are donated to food banks. According to the article at MSN.com, this was the largest single donation by an individual in the program's 17-year history. The article also talks about how the man was a prisoner of war in the Korean war for two years and was rarely fed. He weighed only 90 pounds and knew what it felt like to not know when or where your next meal was coming from and that was his motivation for making the donation. What a powerful story and it just reminds you about all the amazing people there are in this world.
If you can, no matter how large or small, please try to make some type of donation this year. You can read more on the story at msn.com.