“The gift of service leads to a life of love.” --Mary White
Think about the word “Thanksgiving” and how you will be spending time at family gatherings. Meals of of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pies, followed by football and naps are all very common in our homes.
Also, prayers of Thanksgiving as:
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
This Thanksgiving I will also be celebrating YOU, our Christ Child Society Volunteers.
I was at Mass last weekend, and I was reflecting on the dismissal song; the words were very meaningful and immediately reminded me of our Christ Child Members. It was like they wrote the words just for YOU.
"You are the hands of Christ reaching out to those in need, The face of God for all to see. You are the spirit of hope, you are the voice of peace. So let your love shine on, let it shine for all to see. So Go Make a Difference in the World."
Your willingness to give selflessly to help others, speaks to the quality of your characters. When you volunteer, you are making a commitment to share that most precious of resources – your time – to make life better for those who are in need. Your labor makes an impact, but perhaps, it is the fact that you are willing to share your time and talent, to lend a helping hand and to show kindness and caring, that makes the greatest difference in the lives of the individuals who are touched by your generosity and love.
I know that you chose to volunteer without the expectation of being recognized or rewarded, but today I wish to do just that. I want to let all of you know just how much your dedication is appreciated and tell you that I am forever grateful to each of you. Whether you are a long-time volunteer or a new one, and regardless of how many hours you choose to give, it is important for you to know that what you do makes the World a Better Place.
Please know that your volunteering is Recognized, Appreciated, Valued and Cherished. I thank you and look forward to working with all of you to continue the Mary Virginia Merrick dream.
“Nothing is ever too much to do for a Child.”
Wishing you and your Families a Thanksgiving with overflowing Blessings.
In the name of the Christ Child,
NCCS Board President