Monday, November 18, 2013
Something wonderful happened to me yesterday!!!!!!!! Something so huge that I cannot resist the temptation of bragging about it ---- it was truly a first for me!!!
We have this lovely lady at church who is a true giver. She is a retired school teacher and has been given the gift/talent of encouraging others --- she does it by giving little items to a person who she feels needs a lift, a thank you, etc. She usually has the item in an envelope or wrapped with a little note from her that also includes a favorite scripture.
Any way -- she came up to me before service and handed me a manila envelope. She said she wanted to thank me for faithfully serving in our music ministry. She also said that I could share this gift if I wanted to.
After service, we were meeting with a small group for dinner at Max & Ermas. I had already been online to pre-plan the food I would order and was all set for my healthy day! In the car, I opened the envelope and there was this huge wompin' big Kit Kat candy bar! I was alone in the car and if it had been a month ago ---- well ----- it would not have been a pretty picture I can tell you that!!! BUT --- my reaction was more like "oh no -- this is not something I want to eat! what will I do with this?" and then I remembered that she said I could "share" it ---- she didn't say how much I should share ---- so ---- I took it into the restaurant with me and afterwards I gave it to the only kid (11 years old) who was with us!!!! She is thin and athletic and said she loved Kit Kats --- she was truly happy to receive it and I was truly, truly, truly happy to GIVE IT AWAY!!!!!!!
And that, my dear spark friends, is what you call a NON-SCALE VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes and Yes!!!! I GAVE it AWAY!!!!!!!