"Never grow weary of doing good." That's in the New Testament somewhere. I had to remind myself of that this morning when I got back from facing the morning traffic to take my son to school. It's a 45 minute round trip most mornings even though the school is only 3 miles away. I sit at stoplights and watch my gas gauge go down!
After arriving home I received a phone call from a single mom who has no vehicle. She had overslept and her daughter had missed the school bus. Could I take her?
I made her way about 30 minutes so the traffic would be past it's peak and I kept reminding myself, "Never grow weary of doing good."
It made me think of what you volunteer to do, Ron, as you transport Senior Citizens to different locations. Thanks for your work! Treat yourself to a meals on wheels.
Tony, writing that note must have been because of divine inspiration. I picked up an obviously once attractive woman from one of the senior residences this morning(she had lost 45 pounds). She told me she has just been diagnosed with developing Alzheimer's Disease. I told her about the new movie with Julie Christie, Away From Her(fantastic!) and generally got her feeling up(she's the youngest by 15 years in the posh retirement home!)and told her I'd see her in an hour. I was home by twelve(I had also done eight in town errands) when the phone rang and it was Jane,my dispatcher.
She had already dispatched another driver for the pickup at K Mart because I live too far out in the rhubarb.
I'm ashamed when I screw up and especially with a woman who was depending on me to get her home safely.
It's much similar to teaching. One wins every standing ovation and then one goof or one cranky parent plunges one into a time of self doubt. Regardless, the Scouting speech must be finished today and that has to be accompanied by practice and practice. Thank goodness it's Friday. I'll phone the woman after supper. I have two more rides Monday.
Thanks, Tony you really helped. Ron