Sometimes when I write these posts, I must keep the details of the recipients lives private so that I may protect their identity, even though I might still want to convey how remarkable I feel that they are. That is the case with today’s couple. What they do for the patients in their practice, and for the members of the community, goes far beyond what is required.
They are the kind of folks that “do the right thing” simply because it is the right thing to do. As I searched for the words to describe my admiration of them, this Bible verse kept coming to mind:
“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
These words say to me that this couple helps others regardless of who is in need or what that need might be. We are so fortunate that they have chosen to live and work in our town.
This evening I brought a warm Apple Pie to their office to thank them for their devotion to their patients and for the compassionate service that they extend to us all.
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.