Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Once when I went to the grocery store and it started to rain. I had finished my shopping and was ready to get home. I decided to brave the elements and load the my suburban with groceries in the rain. I scooped up my toddler and put the other one in the basket and made a run for it. Well it was a quick walk because you can't run holding toddler and pushing a full cart. I put the little ones in the vehicle and began to unload my basket. When all of the sudden I noticed an older gentleman approaching holding an umbrella. He said hello and said it looked like I could use a third hand. He then spent the next few minutes holding his umbrella over me while I finished unloading. I thanked him repeatedly and then jumped into the car. I wish that I carried thank you cards or gifts for such occasions but I am not that organized.
I always look for opportunities to serve. Many times I am overwhelmed with the amount of need for service. So I spent my days looking for little ways to serve. I used to be the door lady. I would try to hold the door open for people to go in and out of stores. But as you may know most stores have automatic doors so that is out. It has really made me look for new and different ways to serve.