Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. -Desmond Tutu
Doing good is contagious. I encourage you to talk about what you are doing that is positive. Talking about doing good will inspire others to do good things, to serve others. It always seems like a bigger endeavor until you see people that you know well doing it… and you think “hmmmm… I could do that, too”… Sharing with others can put it on their hearts and they will be more likely to go forth and do good!
The same is with negativity. I admit, I like a good ‘housewives’ TV show sometimes. However, my husband has totally convicted me about this! (I try to explain to him that I just like to see their pretty dresses, great makeup and perfect hair, but he doesn’t buy that.) His philosophy is what goes in is what comes out. An old Cherokee Legend says that an old Cherokee told his grandson “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, gossip, resentment and lies. The other is Good. It is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The boy thought about it and asked… ‘Grandfather, which one will win?’ The wise old Cherokee replied: The one you feed.” The same is true for goodness. Do good. Talk about doing good. Talk about others doing good. Stay positive and focus on the positive. Remove things and people that are not doing you good, and focus on those that do. Continue to build others up, and encourage others. The benefits will come back to you in the form of a happy and more fulfilled life.
The reason why I talked about my involvement with Ann’s Hope Chest was in hopes to spur others on to help her ministry. We have recieved an outpouring of love and support since I wrote about her ministry on Facebook and posted photos of my kids packing hundreds of lunches. I have gotten numerous phone calls, text messages, emails and facebook messages of people wanting to get involved. God is so good and I’m so excited that he was able to use me to reach so many in Tallahassee that had a yearning to do good!
Amy and Michelle got ahold of the idea of helping and transformed a helping here and there to a full-blown organized informational meeting complete with charts and willing volunteers.
Michelle has had her children working hard on making sandwiches and packaging up cookies. She alone has made hundreds of lunches for donation for this ministry!
She has involved her close circle of friends, Amy has involved her close circle of friends, and I continue to reach out to mine. Our circle of friends overlap and so people have heard about this through others who have felt led to serve and then talked about it… God is sending an Angel Army to tackle this cause, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Ann is so pleased and as we continue to thank her and tell her what a blessing she is to our community, she says “It’s not me, It’s God.” This is SO true! This is not US, it is GOD! And God is GOOD!
If you are feeling led to serve and help out with this ministry, please let us know. Any one can help. We need people to hand out lunches, people to work behind the scenes making food, people willing to supply snacks, sandwiches, water bottles or complete lunches, people willing to donate money. Any one in any circumstance can help with this ministry.
Father, I thank you for the gift that you’ve given us in seeing these communities through your eyes, and allowing us to be your hands and feet as we serve them. Father we thank you for the provisions that you’ve given us in order to feed our own families and we will use the resources that you’ve provided us with to serve others. Please send us enough volunteers and resources to carry this project through the end of the summer so that we may continue to bless these families. We love YOU Lord and praise your holy name. ~Amen.
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do!