"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
For many years I raised money and served in different capacities in a service organization. The main project my husband and I headed up was for City of Hope. I was humbled and honored that the organization had a plaque with my name hung with others on an honor wall. The value and significance of the meaning of that has increased ten fold in the past few days.
I have a very dear friend Mabel who is one of the first people I met when I moved to California years ago and one of the last faces I saw when driving away. She walked up and down the mountain roads with me , she helped us repair the roof at our club. She has a sense of adventure and love that fills the room and your heart. With Mabel you could have a cry , laugh and an adventure all in one day. She is one of the friends that stood by me when I did a mountain bike fund raiser and decided we at the club could de bone , skin and bulk cook over 200 pounds of chicken and barbecue for the race ourselves to raise even more money rather then a cater...Oh my...don't even ask and no I didn't eat chicken again for a long time. She helped me host many of teas and parties, run a campaign etc.
For several months now Mabel has been getting treatments at the City of Hope , and decided to pass out cheer up nickles . As she puts it why not spread some Happiness joy and light rather then sit in her room and mope. Well she attached a poem I wrote her with angel pins I sent her in bulk when I heard of her project. Well they decided to put a plaque up for her on the patient wall and she said no she would go where the club plaques are and asked to be put near mine . Her reason: " I am a volunteer of God's Army and not a sick victim of the other guy"...LOL
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve others. I am thankful for wonderful friends that make serving a joy. I am thankful for all my family and friends talents in serving in the Lords service. I am thankful Mabel is getting better day by day. I am thankful for my daughter receiving another scholarship which is an answer to a prayer. I am thankful for all my wonderful blogging friends and their inspiring posts that I can glean from.
Thank you from my heart for your visit to my blog today. May you be blessed this week and always.
Thank you to Iris for hosting this .
In his endless love,