Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House, Part 2

“Be serious. 
Life hurts. 
Reflect what hurts. 
I don’t mean that you can’t also be funny, 
or have fun, but at the end of the day, 
stories are about what you love.”
John Irving

Need to make yourself feel good by helping others?

                 Begin by gathering some of your favorite people.
People who use pieces of every day life to tell a story.
People who love to write, to cook, to give back.

Ask them to help prepare a well-rounded, healthy dinner for 55 people with an Italian theme.

Cut up 15 heads of romaine, toss in some red onion, mandarin orange slices, bleu cheese and dried cranberries. 

Wear gloves to prevent the spread of germs. 

Make 6 dozen cupcakes, topped with multi-colored sprinkles.

Ask Panera Bread to donate some delicious smelling bread.

Heat the casseroles, cook the beans, warm the bread, 
prepare the salads, and arrange it all around a big island? 

Make some signs. 

Put out a teeny, tiny fire in one of the ovens. 
Share some laughs, and maybe a few tears. 
Take some pictures. 
Then thank God for miracles large and small.

Going to bed tonight with a happy heart.
Merry ME


Mary said...

What a wonderful thing to do - so glad your heart is full / their bellies are too:)

AkasaWolfSong said...

You Brave Girls are Amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

No surprise that you are an angel...