This week has been such an interesting time.
We have spent it back in our hometown. We left a year and a half ago for the warmer weather in CA. Where we were going and what we would be doing was unknown to us. But we headed out anyway.
Sharron and I settled in and starting living our lives as we had back in WI. Helping people and finding new and amazing friends. Always trying to stay in touch with those back in WI. Not always an easy task with a two-hour time change and life being lived in a new place.
We came back because our business held a meeting in St. Louis, MO. Only 6 1/2 hours from friends and family. I did mention that I have been doing my homework for this 26 week journey. Getting together with friends and family we have not seen in 1.5 years.
Almost everyone let us know “I’ve missed you two” “It’s not the same without you two here” “Are you going to stay?”
Plus at the same time those from CA are calling saying “We miss you” “It’s not the same without you two here” “You need to get back soon”
One life changing even happened tonight. Well I’ll call it the Week 4 Master Key awakening!
Tonight We got the chance to go to a dear friends cancer benefit at a local restaurant. It just so happens that we knew it was coming and the stars aligned for us to attend. It was from 4:30- 8:30pm.
We planned to attend at 6 pm. As we pulled into the parking lot the lot was full. I dropped Sharron off at the door and went to park the car.
I got to the door and Sharron was standing just inside the door. As there was a line all the way up to the door from the cashier.
It’s a pizza buffet and the place was packed to the gills!
The story is Linda(name changed) has been a teacher for many years. She also had a heart for children from Cambodia. Linda and her husband even adopted a small child many years ago, Tommy(name also changed), who is not 14. Linda felt compelled to teach over in Cambodia got a job over there and moved with her son. Their house wasn’t selling so her hubby stayed behind. They planned to be there for 4 years.
Well long story short…
Her marriage came to an end while she was over there. She came back, divorced, and hurting.
Just a short while back she hurt her hip. Didn’t think anything of it. It just would not get better. And one day she couldn’t even stand.
Long story short again…
It is cancer… Stage four… All over the place and no good news from the Dr.’s.
Then a week ago her speech went away. The checked her out and they found a tumor in her brain that was putting pressure on many nerves that affected her speech.
Last week they went in and removed the tumor. She was released days later. And best of all
This last Sunday her dad took her to the Packer game with her sister and her son.
And then tonight she had this benefit meal. Linda has always been a great giver.(week 4)
Tonight many came out to show her just how special and appreciated person she is.
I asked Linda’s sister how the crowd has been. She let me know that at 4:30 there was her family and a few helpers. They sat down to eat and as they were talking one of them looked up and a few people were trickling in.
About 15 min later.
Her niece said,”Look there is not an empty table in here!”
The place was packed. Wall to wall people! It remained that way for most of the night.
We stayed close to the end of the benefit because so many people we had not seen in years were there expressing how they felt about Linda.
If you are in doubt of if people are noticing you and your efforts. Let me tell you…
My wife and I have just been ourselves for years. In WI and in CA. People might not tell you this until you leave or plan to leave. Just know that the person you are has an effect on those around you. So…
Give like you’ve never given yourself before! Smile at everyone! Be the light to those around you!
You have time to change your world in you. So that the world around you is changed. And last but definitely not least. Know that the good you do will change the world for a 1000 generations to come.
Just know by changing the world within you are changing the world!
Life is worth giving/living. Breathe life into all you come in contact with today. Especially your family. If your willing to die for them. Choose to live for them. Let them know today just how much you love them. They will be blessed to know how proud you are of them.
Thanks for following. I am stepping into a new world. Well not so new. I’m going back to the great “me” I’ve always been.
Smile, Someone loves you. Go do the same.