On Thanks for a Giving Joshua

After seeing this story about Joshua Williams a few months ago on the NBC Nightly News, I knew that I had to feature him in a post. With Thanksgiving upon us, now is time to feature his cause and action.

When he was four, his grandmother gave him $20, but he gave it away to someone homeless. Less than a year later, he wanted to do something to feed hungry children. Shortly thereafter, Joshua’s Heart, a foundation focusing on hunger relief was born. Joshua is now nine years old, and the foundation is going strong.

Amazingly, Joshua discovered something early in life that many never figure out – the importance of caring for and helping others. Whether you see it in the spirit of religion or not, he is an example and the spirit of what humans can do for one another. In today’s bitter, partisan times in our in-your-face culture, Joshua Williams is a beacon of goodness.

Besides the foundation’s video below, here is a link to the foundation and one to the NBC News story I saw. During this Thanksgiving holiday, I thank Joshua for being a model of giving.

11 thoughts on “On Thanks for a Giving Joshua

    • Melissa,
      Regardless of all the turmoil in the world, I’m a firm believer that a lot of good people are out there … but to think that Joshua practices something very special at such a young age. Oh how everyone can learn from this example. Thanks for visiting.


      • I believe that about the presence of good in so many people. It’s the thing I look forward to every day. 🙂

        I was not that articulate at 5. I cared about cartoons, barbies, and going outside to play. I’m ashamed to say that I’m the kid who brought peas (which I loathed) to the canned food drive. But I eventually changed my wicked ways. 😀


        • Melissa,
          Don’t be so hard on yourself b/c most of us fit your description, thus not Joshua. I like what 3rd Stone wrote before you … “The kid is a better man than most of us.” …. He figured out something that many never get, but at least the rest of did get it – although much later. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for sharing.


    • 3rd Stone,
      That could be the best description yet about Joshua! Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself. Thanks for commenting.


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