Liberating the Soul

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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  ~Maya Angelou

I can’t believe I’ve been at CRC for a whole year! Time flies when you’re having fun, and what we do is fun.  Every month we get to give stuff away to our nonprofit partners. It’s like being Santa.

This month we have pants, sweatshirts, and toilet paper.  Nothing fancy, but a pair of pants is a pair of pants. When temps are in the 30’s, green pants look pretty good to someone who’s wearing holey jeans. A warm sweatshirt is a blessing to a kid who doesn’t have a coat.

Giving stuff to people in need is cool, but my favorite part of the giveaways is talking to our nonprofit partners.  They are amazing people living lives of service. Even when they are struggling, they give of their time and talents to help others.   They are truly inspiring.

When Catherine hired me, she told me about insurance, vacation time, and a flexible schedule.  She didn’t mention the added benefit of soul liberation. This job is a constant reminder to be thankful.

Betsy A. Everett, Chick 2

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