Monday, February 25, 2008

From me to you .. the light of hope...

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.”

It was all planned. Today at work, a group of people (including me) were scheduled to go to the Food Bank to volunteer in sorting donated food. It was my first time to do this and I am quite excited. I have donated so many times to food drives. My kids school will have one and they will rummage the pantry so they can bring some can goods to their schools food drive. The apartment will have a yearly food drive event and they will knock to collect can goods and other food stuff. The church also has this on a regular basis. But after placing all these in plastic bags and have been taken away...where do they really go? Now, I finally know.

The donated food from Schools, Churches, or any institution all goes to Food Banks. So in the warehouse where we went, we took out all the food stuffs from the plastic bags and sorted them out to different categories (i.e. milk, baby food, soup, pasta, cereal, etc.). Once sorted, they go into boxes and was stored. These boxes then goes to various social institutions. For example, boxes of soups, rice and canned vegetables will be sent to the organization who prepares free meals for the homeless.

It was an enlightening experience. Very much like the light in the picture. The light of hope. I happen to have some and I am sharing it so that hope can be passed on. I have the light of hope in my hand...take it and be blessed and then passed it along....

PS. I will reveal the real story behind the pictures in my next blog.


JTE in Antique, Philippines said...

An inspiring deed is worth repeating over and over. Care, dare and share... that's what we need to make the world a better place to live in.

EM said...

Precisely JTE!!! I must say that all of us has the CARE in our hearts. We struggle a bit in daring ( i know because I do. when do we dare to go and volunteer? when do we dare to donate something? But we knew that once we had crossed that line, sharing follows instanteneously.

I pray that we find every opportunity to dare.