Friday, May 24, 2013

It's a Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood

At this moment:
The sparrows are bathing in the bird bath.  A squirrel is chowing down on seeds beneath the bird feeder.  (This is his snack.  He was there for breakfast earlier, then off to the bird bath for a big long drink).  A number of Mockingbirds are singing and squawking all over the place.  The hummer's are zooming around the feeders like crazy.  There's cattle grazing in the pasture next to me.  Tons of flowers are blooming and the grass is green.  The breeze blowing and tingling the chimes (and my hair).  The skies are overcast and no sun is blaring through.  It's still not 80 degrees and it's after noon.

Seriously, it's hard to beat this.  Morning has turned into afternoon as I sit here on the porch.

However, on my heart is Oklahoma.  I'm sure it is on the hearts of many Americans and folks around the world.  Tuesday when I heard stories and saw pictures my heart broke.  I felt a drawing to do something.  But what can one person do?

Later in the day someone posted on Facebook they were going to help.  Teams of people were going to do all kinds of things.  Later my daughter's pastor posted that their church too had a team going.  I called the team leader.  She said the team will be working with "Samaritan's Purse".  The team will be leaving Sunday afternoon and staying to work all day Monday and Tuesday.  The team will be clearing debris.  I have committed to go.  I am grateful I am not working and I am able to help in some way.

Matthew 25:40 (NIV)  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

I don't have a lot of money to send, however, I do have time.  And sometimes, what you can give is money, and that is also a gift.

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” 

One person can do something.  One person can give time and energy and love.  If a lot of people give a little time and energy and love, a lot can be done.

Mother Teresa
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." — Mother Teresa 

Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.

Blessing and love to you (and to all those in OK), XOXO.

Sign Language “I Love You!” craftPS Add the smell of rain to my list above...there was no rain in our forecast!   

1 comment:

  1. that is so kind of you to go and help out, i am sure you will make a difference in someones life. bless you~