We had an amazing day yesterday, helping to fill over 1,100 boxes with food. Just when we though we were finished, someone found a wall of tortillas, and we all scurried around, tossing them like frizbees into the ocean of boxes.
It snowed overnight, which is so beautiful, but might cause problems for some of the people coming out to pick up their boxes today. We'll be there though, bundled up and ready to push shopping carts for the recipients of the food. I'm reminded of our friend Marta in Ethiopia. Although she's over 80 years old, she still insists on serving everyone before herself. She credits her name, which means "servant", and is always proud and honored to serve others. She is such an inspiration to me. And she's right, it really is an honor to serve in any capacity. I'm so looking forward to spending this day talking to people and helping to make their holidays a little bit happier. It's really very selfish on my part. I get much more out of it than I give. Shhh... don't tell...
I loved reading your comments from yesterday. Some of you are real Super Heros! My hope is that we can all inspire each other to do just a little bit more. And if you're one of the ones who hasn't been doing much, but feels the need to, tell us what you'd like to do. It's a good start! Then go make a phone call and get to it.
I'll bring a real camera today (only had my phone yesterday), and will be back tomorrow with pictures and stories. There are surprises waiting for all of us today. Let's go get 'em!