This afternoon, hundreds of people I have never met gave me the greatest joy. How is that possible? They allowed me to serve them mashed potatoes on a buffet line, at a church, sponsored by a homeless men’s recovery program, and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. It is ever humbling to share this event. Men, women and children packed the dining room, filling plates with ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, collards, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy and rolls. Not to mention, a vast cornucopia of homemade desserts. There were more children this year than I have ever seen before. Many of the people thanked us and blessed us. All the while, all I could think was how much they are blessing us.
What an honor to serve others, especially those in need. That is the blessing of this season…though it should be a blessing for every day. I’m not harping or preaching, just endorsing that doing THIS makes your heart soar. It makes you appreciate your family and friends, and the fortunate life you lead. If we have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies, with the people we loved, that is truly worth Thanksgiving.
All Saints Episcopal Church, Covenant Community, and the homeless of metro Atlanta…they all gave me a priceless gift, out of thin air. Utter joy.
Blessings and safe travel this Thanksgiving!
All the photos are before the guests arrived. What a spread!