Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Spirit of Giving
I have been touched to receive emails from all over the country, from California to Maine to South Carolina, from women wanting to collect pajamas to help children in need. We have an organization of 5,000 employees collecting, and a French class in New Jersey collecting, and a women's support group for mothers of children struggling with addiction collecting. In the emails I have received I have seen so clearly the innate desire to help others and a generosity of spirit that is heart warming. One woman, whose letter was especially touching, explained how she has dealt with worry about her own child by serving other children, asking if she could help with this project. She reminded me of the wonderful quote by Mother Teresa which brought tears to my eyes: "Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." I guess that's really the point of much of this, that through small, love filled actions we can make a difference in someone else's life.