Working at NeighborLink has humbled me over the years. Time and time again I’m left frustrated by what I don’t have or what's not going the way I want it to. I don’t have enough staff, enough money, enough volunteers, enough patience, enough grace, and on and on. You name it, I’ve probably been frustrated with it in individual situations and in big picture situations.
However, time and time again, I’m met in my perceived deficit with resources and talents that are just what I’ve needed and most of the time beyond. NeighborLink has never been just about me and any time I get proud about what “I’ve” accomplished, I’m reminded that I’m not doing this alone.
Because of this realization and the season’s nature to invite you to remember what you’re thankful for, I’m committing to writing a new post celebrating someone that I’m grateful for each day for the month of December. Each day, a new story of heroism, generosity, wisdom, grace, enthusiasm, and a whole host of other characteristics that describe people that impact me will be written and posted.
I have a lot of “love letters” as my friend, Matt Kelley, calls them, to write. I owe it to them to share how they have or continue to impact me on a daily basis.
There is no ranking to these posts and they aren't meant to put anyone on a pedestal. They, like you and I, are imperfect people with their own flaws, which some you may have experienced. I've experienced some of their flaws as well. Despite those flaws, I believe we all need to have our positive characteristics called into light and celebrated. This series of posts is that attempt for me.