Making A Difference

I have read several article and comments about what each one of us can do individually to make a difference in the life of another. I like the idea, and I agree that with very little effort we can make a difference. What I want to talk about today is being on the receiving end of making a difference.

There are so many people of all ages that have made a difference in my life and I thought I would share some of the things they do that have brightened my days and share some of the things that make me feel so blessed.

Saturday we went with Karla to the Volunteer Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast. The weather was absolutely perfect and we didn’t get there until 9am, so it was pretty packed already. While we were in line waiting to get our food, I saw from the corner of my eye, someone coming toward me at the speed of a quarterback and ‘kaboom’ I was tackled around my knees. I looked down and there was Kaylee looking up at me with a million dollar smile and hugging me with all her might. She is one of the little girls from our church family. She will be 5 in January and I have been a part of her life since she was born, she was just a few days old the first time I held her and I’ve been crazy in love with her since then. She always hugs me at church too and even sits with me sometimes.  Next J.D., Kaylee’s dad walks over (he is one of the volunteer firemen) and he is holding his youngest daughter Zoey who is one. More hugs and a big smile and kiss from Zoey. We have so many little ones in our church family and a fabulous group of teens and they bless me in so many ways. I am just amazed at times really!! They have so much love to give and I love being a recipient of that love. More friends show up for breakfast and we had the best time visiting and sharing our meal together.

Other ways people bless me –

Getting phone calls from people asking me to pray for them or a family member. What a blessing and an honor that I am thought of enough that someone wants me to pray for them. I am always humbled by this request.

Getting  notes of encouragement when I write on my blog that something is weighing heavy on my heart, not only from friends I know, but from my blogger friends (some who I have not had the pleasure of meeting in person) yet we share a special bond.

Getting unexpected compliments from my husband, phone calls and texts from my daughters and grandkids. Friends and neighbors, who watched out for me, took me to dinner and even mowed the yard when Larry was in CA recently. My sweet wonderful mother, who is my friend and amazing Scrabble opponent. Friday nights at the Opry, enjoying great entertainment, and the musicians proudly and openly proclaim their love for God and giving a show that reflects that love. Connecting with old friends on Face Book.

There are countless people who bless me on a regular basis and you may not even know it. You are shining stars in the universe and I thank God for each and every one of you. You make a difference!!

2 comments for “Making A Difference

  1. jel
    September 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    yup, I agree, ya r a blessing !

    Thank you jel, and you are a blessing as well, and your photography is wonderful!!

  2. September 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    And you, Janice, bless our lives.

    Thank you Greg, you are a great friend!!

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