My friend Beth recently posted this creative, compelling post. Her question, "so tell me, sweet ones. How are you feeling?"
This was my answer, "How am I feeling? Radiant. I've had a few major successes at work. There are three children that I know for certain I've made a real difference in their lives. You don't always know. Mostly, you just have to hope and pray. And keep on doing. On Friday - well, I knew. What a gift that was!"
All weekend, I have been thankful. Thankful for that radiant feeling. Thankful for blogging friends who ask great questions. Thankful for those who celebrate with us. Thankful for family who sacrifices playtime with me so that I can get the job done well. Thankful for so many blessings.
But, most of all, thankful for the chance I have each day to serve; to touch lives. To make a difference. To be real. To be my silliest, most authentic self and have it matter.
My job lends itself to service, I know. But, there are so many people in all walks of life, being real. Authentic. Loving and serving and making a difference. Today I am grateful to them. I am grateful to have those opportunities myself. I am brimming over with gratitude that my mother was right. It really is better to give than to receive.
The wonderful girl with gifts is a scan of original art by Rosie Winstead. I have nine of her miniature watercolors hanging in a perfect grid on my kitchen wall. Every one of them is me in one way or another.
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