Do you enjoy volunteering? I do!
“Whenever you’re giving, it’s like a gift to yourself.” This is a quote from Sanaa Latham, actress, as quoted in my December Guideposts devotional on The Upside page.
At our local medical center, the “Candy Stripers” are not young high schoolers dressed in red and white stripes or pink tunics (as they were back in CA) who greet you from the reception desk. They are mature women with a heart for helping who wear purple jackets.
Look carefully at the last picture. I am third from the left in the back row. Notice the donation we made to the hospital. We gave $31,700 !! The money went to help pay for that diagnostic scanning machine that I used yesterday! Our big fund raiser each year is an Open House tour of six different homes (our house was on tour about 10 years ago shortly after we moved here to Ennis, MT). The fund raiser also includes a collection of silent auction items and donated events. God bless those dedicated workers and donors who make it all happen every year!
As I indicated, yesterday I had a scan … a CT scan… (a follow-up on the irregularities found in Wednesday’s ultrasound).
Yesterday also was my day to be a “Purple Lady” volunteering at the reception desk. So, since I couldn’t be two places at once, I needed a substitute for about an hour and a half.
But, Friday afternoons are not a good time to try to find subs … especially with that snowy, cold weather going on out there.
So, what did I do? I conned my husband, Bob, and grandson, Chris,
into covering for me. (Actually they volunteered – what nice guys!)
I wish you could have seen the expressions of staff and visitors
when they came in and saw these “Purple Ladies!”
I don’t believe what I’m seeing!!
Hey, why not?
We take volunteers of all kinds! Come on over, guys!
Thanks, guys! Get off your ATVs and out of your fishing boats,
and perform a little community service!
It’s not just the Lion’s Club that needs you.
We’d be happy to add some men to
our Madison Valley Medical Center Auxiliary!
Remember, especially during this gift-giving time of year,
“Whenever you’re giving, it’s like a gift to yourself.”
Happy December! Where are you called give?