This article is written by Karissa Tunis
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This time of year I love looking for ways to teach my children to give back, help others, and make a difference. I believe that if we can teach our children the value of meeting basic needs, and show them that necessities are essential and not to be taken for granted, then the rest just becomes extra blessings.
I want to teach my children to be thankful for what they have, and to realize that not everyone is as lucky as they are. So when you are blessed to have more than you need in life, to share it with others and pay it forward.
My goal is to teach this throughout the entire year, but especially over the holidays! Thanksgiving is not just about eating turkey and shopping the Black Friday deals, but it is about truly being grateful for what we have in life, and helping others less fortunate enjoy it too. …