Day 12: Roxanne – a force of nature.

17 Apr

Today, the recipient of my pie is my friend and neighbor Roxanne.  We were co-presidents of the PTA  at Helman School a number of years ago.  She was the “voice” of the PTA – running the meetings, etc.  I was very happy for that – and willingly did what ever else needed to be done.   I would never have taken on the  role of president alone, and was very grateful to have someone who was”fearless” to work with.

You may have met Roxanne around town.  She is a true force of nature!   She teaches classes like kick boxing – with the energy and encouragement necessary to keep you going.   She can make you laugh – but also makes time to listen if you need to talk.  She is real in the best sense of the word and we are lucky to have her in our community.   Won’t she be surprised when she comes home tonight to be greeted by a warm apple pie?

This “pie a day giveaway” project began as a way to bring a bit of happiness into someone’s life.   So far, I think it is going well.   Everyone has been genuinely pleased to receive a pie.  In fact, most folks have been quite surprised.  How fun is that?   Amazing that I can have such impact with such a small effort.  What that tells me is that we don’t “go out-of-the-way” for each other as often as we might.   I hope that someone out there is inspired to follow my example and make something for someone who has made a difference in their lives.

On a completely different note, check out commedienne Jeanne Robertson.  In this video she talks about her husband, LB (left-brain).  It’s a hoot.

Thanks for visiting.

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3 Responses to “Day 12: Roxanne – a force of nature.”

  1. Roxanne Flynn April 18, 2011 at 3:34 AM #

    Wow. What a completely wonderful thing to do!! I just ate my first bite while sitting down at the computer to look up the website. Yummy yummy and that just means my butt will have to work out twice as hard tomorrow. It was a pleasure and great opportunity for me to work with someone so clear and gracious to the Helman PTA. I was the bron and you the brains. What else could a school want? xxxoo and much aloha. Rox

  2. Roxanne Flynn April 18, 2011 at 3:43 AM #

    Wow. What a completely wonderful thing to do!! I just ate my first bite while sitting down at the computer to look up the website. Yummy yummy and that just means my butt will have to work out twice as hard tomorrow. It was a pleasure and great opportunity for me to work with someone so clear and gracious to the Helman PTA. I was the bron and you the brains. What else could a school want? xxxoo and much aloha. Rox check out on youtube, “Roxanne, baby that is you”…

  3. Leslie April 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM #

    I was always amazed at how much time, energy and humor Roxanne gave to the schools and outside school sports. A perfect person to honor with a pie.

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