A few weeks ago a woman named Christina emailed me and told me about a friend that she wanted to gift with a pie. The friend had helped Christina with her Bible studies and she felt so blessed to have spent time with her that she wanted to do something special for her.
Because of the many things that were going on in my life (a trip to Montana chief among them) I was not able to get to Christina’s request until today. She had suggested that her friend might really appreciate an Apple Crumb Crust pie and so that is what I prepared. When it was done I called Christina to get the address for her friend and shortly thereafter I made my way to a house in Medford and delivered a pie to Christina’s friend, Lorene and her husband Gary.
It was an honor to recognize Lorene for the time and attention that she had given to Christina. Clearly it had made a significant impact. I can remember a few people who offered me the same kind of consideration at various moments in my life – and know that because of their attention, my life was changed. At some point in our lives, we all will have the opportunity to give of ourselves and make a difference in someone’s life. I urge you to be on the lookout for those moments. They have the potential to be tremendously powerful and may make you immortal in the hearts and minds of those you have helped.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” Disraeli