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Eternal Seeker

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Appreciation
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:56:50 PM »


Just got back from the New Castle Correctional Facility Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. After a number of speeches by offenders about the difference volunteers make in their lives, they brought out a magnificent quilt they had spent the last six months making, and the Volunteer Coordinator said they wanted to award it to the volunteer of the year... and called my name. Then a roomful of Christians- most of them Evangelicals- gave a standing ovation to a Pagan, differences in dogma forgotten in the comradely warmth of people facing the same challenges.

And people ask why I do this.

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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 10:31:10 PM »

That is awesome ES!  :yeah:
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 10:48:06 PM »

Very, very, very nice!!
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 11:18:36 PM »

How wonderful!   :yeah:
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 11:36:33 PM »

It is a reflection of the man that you are.
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 08:11:07 AM »

 :cheer: How cool, ES!
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 10:30:25 AM »

Wonderful!  :D
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 11:55:17 AM »

 :yeah: How wonderful! I'm so glad for you and the story made me tear up!
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 09:45:44 AM »

Awwww.
I cant think of a more deserving person.
I would cherish that quilt forever.
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 03:29:06 PM »


Thanks all! And right now it appears it's the cats who will cherish it forever!

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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »

 :rotflmao:

Well, that says something about the energy attached to it. :D
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2013, 11:57:55 AM »

That definitely goes to show what kind of people you are working with - an accepting, loving group of people that have no problem appreciating others not for their faith, but for their contributions! Congratulations! Hopefully the cats will share 'their' quilt with you.
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2013, 03:51:58 PM »

Mina, that font is a bit hard to read
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2013, 04:41:05 PM »

A bit of an understatement. :)

We get that the smilies an effects can be fun, but please folks, do not use effects/colors that will cause someone to get a headache when they read it. ;)
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Re: Appreciation
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 09:21:11 PM »

My eyes! They burneth!
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