Gratitude, giving back, and healthy communities
All of us here at Fit Approach consider ourselves lucky that we get to spend so much time and energy supporting each other in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And we’re so grateful that we have so many caring people supporting us in return, from our families to our friends, and our neighbors to our online blog buddies.
So when Thanksgiving rolled around, we knew that it was time to show our gratitude by giving back. Volunteering is something we all try to do year-round (because let’s face it, people aren’t just in need in November and December), but as we all know, life gets busy. Thanksgiving was a healthy kick in the pants to get our act together and start giving back, pronto.
With no further ado, Sarah signed us up for a shift at the San Francisco Food Bank that we could do together, and let me tell you, repackaging 2500 pounds of whole wheat pasta has never been so much fun. Not only did we get to spend time chatting as we weighed, bagged, sealed, and labeled pound after pound of spaghetti, but we also got to hang out with a whole group of teenagers also volunteering. And though we suffered some flashbacks to awkward adolescent moments, it was heart warming to see kids engaged in service.
We all left inspired to make volunteering happen on a more regular basis.
And to avoid whole wheat spaghetti for a long, long time.