Service hearted is a characteristic that I would want folks to say about me. I have lived my life caring for those around me and those that God puts in my path. I find Joy in the small things and the big. In my career working for the State I serve many disabled people of all ages, helping them get the resources and assistance they need to function independently in their homes. 2013 I was asked to Join JA Junior Auxiliary of Laurel where our focus is services and education to children. Last week I volunteered to talk applications at the salvation army. You know the angel tree kids, their parents come in with all these financial statements/bills someone decides if they are eligible and then then come to our area where we complete the children's wish list.
It was very humbling, talking with these moms getting their kids sizes and all they want is a ball, books and underwear. We are so blessed even though it feels like we have many hearts desires we do not go without.
“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
― Walt Whitman
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.”
― Mother Teresa