Last week I received an email sent on behalf of a co-worker’s son. He was chosen from among his peers to attend a leadership conference for one of his school clubs. What an honor! The email was asking for monetary donations towards his travel expenses, but what struck me was the offer to do any kind of service or job for donations as well. There was even a tagline that any donation was appreciated – even a $1.00 would help! Wow – he thought of everything!
Now I’m going to be brutally honest here, with a little guilt attached as well. I have received many emails and letters from friends or children of friends asking for donations of support for church or school activities. I’m always touched in the moment and have the best of intentions, but sometimes I read these messages and forget to follow through. The guilt builds up because so many of you have been exceptionally kind to me and MY children in supporting us with our initiatives and school activities. So right now I am apologizing to each and every one of you for all the donations, wedding gifts, birthday wishes and such that I have forgotten to send throughout the years.
Yesterday I followed through.
It wasn’t much, only $5, but it was $5 he didn’t have before. Every little bit counts, right?
May your day be blessed and may you be better than me in remembering to support our youth in their adventures!