"By mutual confidence and mutual aid -- great deeds are done, and great discoveries made."
This quote was sent to me by a reader. Today was our "low tempo" day. I was supposed to plant apple trees but it was canceled for security reasons. Instead I helped to unload 3 huge pallets of food that was donated by the base store because it was about to expire. We plan to give it to the refugee families that were mentioned in Betsy's newsletter.
Take a look at the stuff. Here is the forklift bringing in the supplies.
No those are not cigarettes we are just using the box to hold sodas.
Soups, Nutter Butter cookies, chicken in a bisket, chips , twislers, all kinds of goodies.
Lots of Gatorade.
We were given a couple of things from the store that we chose not to include in the stack of donations. One was pregnancy tests and the other was diet pills. I don't think that they would appreciate either of those.
I got a number of Christmas cards and letters today. One of the envelops was filled with letters from my favorite 8th grade class from Gaffney, South Carolina. Their letters are both touching, heartfelt and also funny. Here is a sample of 2 of them.
"I am starting to like my feelings more. We're okay with each other. They don't bother me and I don't bother them.....I accidentally got the cheese off of a Dorito chip in my eye this morning. It hurt really bad."
Dorito chips can be so dangerous. I recommend using eye protection next time.
"Thank you for the cool items you sent us. I think that was sweet of you. I hope you are doing well. I'm still praying for you and if you need support you can always talk to God. We are also here to support you whenever you want. I believe in you. God bless you! You are my angel. "
I put the picture that they sent me on the wall of my office.
Thanks for reading.