Posts tagged "homelessness"

Full Moon Restaurant: Where everyone receives a free Thanksgiving dinner

Full Moon Restaurant: Where everyone receives a free Thanksgiving dinner
Do you dine at the Full Moon Restaurant? I first discovered the Full Moon as a first year student at Lake Forest College in 1989 when an upperclassman friend introduced me to this wonderful 24-hour truck stop just north of campus. Since that time, the Full Moon has been my second favorite restaurant. Second only... Read more »

Homeless Helper Bags

Homeless Helper Bags
If you’re a longtime reader of Little Merry Sunshine, you may remember how last December I was inspired by my Facebook friend Scott to make meal bags and pass them out to homeless people. That activity was one of the best parts of my year of 100 new experiences because it reminded me how grateful... Read more »

I Can't Save the World, But I Can Make a Difference

All December long, I’ve joined my friend Stacy and many other people in performing Random Acts of Kindness. It’s so popular, in fact, that it’s got its own hashtag: #31RAOK, which stands for 31 Days of Random Acts of Kindness. My acts have included things like run by my mom’s house to give her a... Read more »

Changing Lives With McDonald's Hamburgers

Never in my entire life did I think I’d type the words that appear in the headline of this post. Given all the bad press McDonald’s has received recently, it’s almost difficult to believe that McDonald’s can change lives for the better, but that’s just what happened on Friday night. I had just walked out... Read more »
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