I had the great privilege of working with a group of friends from The Living Room at a young woman’s house yesterday.
Nothing puts me in the Christmas Spirit like Giving, and these folks gave up their Sunday to Give.
I was on a painting team that painted two bedrooms, and other teams laid flooring and raked leaves as well.
There was lots of cleaning and hauling away and then a big truck showed up with donated furniture and a great mattress, box spring and bed frame.
The Bible says “It is more blessed to give than receive”. I felt so blessed in giving, but also in watching others give. I was overwhelmed with the generosity that I saw yesterday and so happy to lend a hand to help a young mom with five kids who lost her husband in 2005.
This poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sums it up:
“Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
Take care of your garden, and keep out the weeds.
Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.”
Thanks to all the people from The Living Room! My heart was touched by all of you yesterday!