Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dedication with Cheer

I'm not really advertising for Walgreens! This volunteer for the Salvation Army danced a bit and sang as she greeted customers scurrying to and fro from the store as the holiday buying period winds down. I have to admire those people who give up their own precious time to volunteer for charity. May they receive the same consideration from others: family, friends, and strangers. Today I intend to go out of my way to make a stranger feel welcome. A good goal, don't you think??!!

15 comments:

  1. je suis comme toi, je suis aussi en admiration devant les bénévoles, ils donnent leurs temps aux autres , j'espère avoir le courage de faire comme eux quand je serais a la retraite
    I am like you, I am also in admiration for the volunteers, they give their time to others, I hope I have the courage to like them when I am a retired

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  2. That is very nice, Kate. My husband and I have volunteered through our church to ring the bell during the holidays and we have more fun when we smile, greet and laugh with people. I also like to see other greeters be friendly and acknowledge people as they pass. Last week I saw some ringers at the local Walmart and they never greeted passers by and only talked to each other! Not very welcoming.

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  3. She looks very cheerful! It would be hard not to give a donation to her.

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  4. They really fill an important role. Around here, starting several years ago, the big box stores forbid them to stay in front of their stores and ring the bells. I don't know why but they never came back or were never allowed back.

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  5. I think about how cold the bell ringers are down here on cold days. I cant imagine how cold it is for the people that do it up north.

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  6. An excellent goal! Maybe a cup of coffee...or hot cocoa! Hat's off to these volunteers!

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  7. It is always a good thing to make people feel welcome! Have a wonderful day doing good.

    By the way, the lay was probably doing a little dance to keep warm from the looks of the parking lot. :)

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  8. The last time I vounteered as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army was when I was a sophomore in college a hundred thousand years ago.

    And it was in front of a Walmart (of course).

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  9. Kate you're such a great gal!

    Just read the squirrel poem you posted at Abraham's. Puzzling indeed for anyone, and certainly for ESL students!
    A great reflexion on what being a Christian means, so I suppose it echoes your post here today.
    Love from Avignon.

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  10. I like how you captured the scene and I totally agree about volunteers admiration. They also show how men and women may be different and better than we think about ourselves

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  11. She looks so sweet with a very warm face. Greetings from MC.

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  12. Look at her smile. She's probably getting her kettle filled with donations. I hope so.

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  13. Bravo for the Brave Bell Ringers!

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  14. I agree with you. It's so wonderful that people enjoy their work so much that it makes me smile. We too have a singing bell ringer at my local grocery store.

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  15. Indeed, a wonderful goal. One of the nicest things about being laid off (I guess the only nice thing) is that it gave me much more time to get involved in my community and support the causes I believe in.



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