"Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.” (Quoted by Brittany Trout) I belong to a service club which delivers money and some cookies to needy people during the holidays. A club member went to a home to drop off the gifts and noticed that the house was cold. The furnace was not working and neither was the refrigerator. On his own he arranged for the needed repairs and changed the world for that one family. ;-) Jack
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Do unto others as a good neighbor would do!===JACK: I'm not surprised to see that you know the Golden Rule. BTW, did you know that J.C. Penney's was known at "The Golden Rule Store?" Employees were instructed to treat all customers according to the Golden Rule.
FROM WALMART REV: At our church’s annual Wild Game Feed a couple of weeks back where we host, free of charge, a hefty portion of the Wild game donated and prepared by our churchmen as a community outreach to over 500 men, a man approached me thanking me for the same.
I mention he was thanking me, but actually what had happened was his furnace somewhat exploded and he had called the fire department. I responded as well being the chaplain and discovered he and his family had no funds available for replacement. I immediately called the Salvation Army for their help, our church and another, and one of the local sheet metal companies. With us together donating the cost and labor, we had a new furnace installed and running before that winter day ended.
He told me because of that generous act of blessing his family, his life turned around for and pointed him in the direction of getting off overly-prescribed drugs, thinking more clearly about his lifestyle and family responsibilities and being more accountable to God and His ways.
True story given me Saturday, November 17, 2018. I wanted to compliment your encouraging word this morning, changing the world for one person and his family and for furthering the good of God’s Kingdom! ===JACK: God seems to have placed you in the right place at the right time.
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: and here i thought West Bloomfield Township was filthy rich and had no poor people. silly me! good for your friend to do such important work. last month sotv gave away 15,000 lbs of food (yes, 7 1/2 tons) and that i am told has become a monthly average. they will give a way about 85 tons of food this year. lots of good work to be done in this old world. ===JACK: The harvest happens after the seed is planted. Someone had to come up with the idea of collecting food for the needy...and someone had to come up with implementing it. Congratulations to SOTV for helping to change the world for many people.
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: as George H W Bush used to say, there are a 1,000 points of light out there if you just take time to look.===JACK: Just because someone is Rep or Dem doesn't mean that they can't come up with an idea that is worth supporting by all. Partisan seems to be a word that's overused in today's world.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: ♥️===JACK: Maybe I'll save that heart for Valentine's Day.===LIZ: i’ll send you a new one for valentine’s day...
FROM BB IN CHGO: Great story; thanks for sharing.===JACK: It's an even greater story when you know the person involved.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Like the story of the man throwing beached Star fish back into the Ocean on his morning walk: When questioned about the futility of trying to save all the beached fish, he replied ,"Of course I can't save them all, but it's Life-saving for the few I can help!" I regularly help my friend who is on a disability pension which never stretches to cover life's little emergencies, or even food and utilities at times, and whose family are all dysfunctional or in dire straights themselves. My S.S. class often helps needs of the church family, or even at times, appeals in the newspaper that are legitimate, as we give each week to our treasury. It's a good feeling to know you
make a difference to some, in your little corner of the world!===JACK: What do you think about the idea of Giving Tuesday...the Tuesday after Thanksgiving when people are encouraged to give online to charities.? I wonder if it's a millennial-thing? Whatever works! It sort of reminds me of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.===OAKS: It can't hurt, and probably does help some to give, who would not be motivated to do so on a regular basis. Maybe they need that one-day promotion...most of us (I think) give regularly throughout the year when we're able, so not as meaningful to us. It apparently works to bring in big bucks, with matching funds offered....