Happy Monday my friends,
I want to share something that happened in Monroe last week out front of our building. I am sure you all are aware and have heard about the “Food Pantry” that many towns in various states are having or have seen the pictures on your local news.
For those that might not know this but recently a Homeless Shelter was constructed across the street from our building. They have started giving out meals to families Friday afternoon and now will be having “Food Pantry” set up on Tuesday’s. They are held at different places on different weeks at different places in the county. It was heart breaking to see last Tuesday, the line of cars from 9:00am when they started until 11:00Am when it closed. And all I kept thinking while looking out the window was just how lucky I am (all of us) to be able to work and continue to pay bills, keep a roof over my head and have food on the table.
Our letter to day is about helping others. It’s time to “pay it forward”. I don’t mean monetary support necessarily, but just to be there for one another and others , to offer a sympathetic ear, or even spread some positivity to others that just may not be feeling very hopeful or positive.
JUST ONE DAY
“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” (Paul Klee)
What can we do that matters in just one day? We can show kindness to someone, or we can make a stupid and mean remark that hurts someone. We can step forward when we see an injustice, big or small, or we can sit back quietly afraid to get involved. Every day we make decisions that determine what kind of people we are.
NOTE TO SELF:
What can I do today to make a positive impact on someone or something. (Linda Picone)
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. (Anne Frank)
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.(Ray Goforth)
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. (Mother Teresa)
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible’ and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (Francis of Assisi)
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. (John F. Kennedy)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC