November 15- The great feeling of giving

November 15. “The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.” (Wilfred Grenfell)

Between my Catholic upbringing and my time as a Scout and Scout Leader, service was something that has always been a part of my life. The idea of giving back, or just giving to those who need more than I do has always been a central part of me.

This weekend, between all of my other tasks and adventures, I spent a few hours counting and wrapping band aids. The annual Shoe Box night, which I wrote about here, is coming up in just a couple of weeks.

When I am working in the service of others, I feel truly good about myself. There is something about that act of giving that makes me feel just a little bit more alive.

Today my reflection is on giving, and the great feeling I get when I take the time to do it. And, I am pondering how I can give more.

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