I think you all know me well enough by now to understand that I am the kind of person that likes to put his faith to work. So this morning a group of us went out to brave the weather and ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Things went really well: the weather was mild, plenty of smiles, lots of donations and we managed to even intercept an estranged buggy thundering towards a parked car!
Truthfully, I did not know what to expect before I signed up for this. I have always been on the other side of the bell ringer ... but today I was going to be one.
The morning produced some interesting exchanges with others that I wanted to share with you. The best was the guy that walked by us pretending to be on his cellphone (absolutely hysterical btw). The second were the individuals that actually tried to walk BEHIND us trying to slither past our eyesight. Both were really funny and I mention them not to boo-hoo them but just to say that even in serving you can still have fun and create memories.
Most of all, ringing the bell served as a reminder that Christmas begins and ends with the birth of Jesus Christ. He lived His 33 years combining Words & Actions that bring life to all. Our two hours of bell ringing helped remind me that I am blessed.
And the best way that I have found to express my gratitude is to give back.
Left to right: Phillip, Anthony, Christina, Tim & Dan!