As I was walking with Peter this evening I ran into a lady from my neighborhood whom I regularly see walking her dog. I felt like I should stop and see how she was doing and invite her to the church activity we are having this Saturday. I caught up with her and asked how things were going. I found out she's been out of work since January, has been rejected at every job she's applied for, she's been depressed, has no health insurance and has been feeling a bit hopeless. I asked what her job experience is and it is in health insurance. When I told her I work at the hospital her eyes lit up. I told her I'd keep an eye open for jobs and that there's a better chance of her getting a job if she knows someone who works there.
I am so glad I followed the prompting to talk to her and if nothing else, I got her name and phone number so I can check on her regularly. She will be busy with a class on Saturday and therefore unable to attend the service project, but she said she might like to go to one in the future. I feel so happy to know I may have brought some cheer to her day!
I called my nephew to wish him happy birthday. As per my usual, I sang him an exaggerated, operatic rendition of Happy Birthday. I closed with a loud, "Happy Birthday!" and he was quiet for a moment before saying, "I can honestly say I've never heard anything quite like that before." Ha! The little fink!
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