It is indeed right. It is our duty and our joy.
At a recent meeting with our chaplain, I expressed the view that in our church we have a lot of people who give their God-given talents and time to the church, but perhaps don’t get sufficiently thanked for their efforts.
After that I got a pack of cheap’n’cheerful “thank you” cards off my bookcase that had been sitting next to the AA batteries, ink bottles and Blockbusters dictionary. I decided to sign and address a few thank you cards:
- To our webmaster
- To the catering persons
- To the safeguarding person
All in fountain pen with copperplate handwriting. (Schatz says I have beautiful handwriting, but there again, she’s a doctor, so best I make no further comment. Knowhaddamean? 🙂
Deserving of more than a card was our chaplain’s wife, who does so much to keep the church going.
- Weekly flyer
- Stand-in cleaner when the cleaner has resigned
- Sunday school teacher
- Etc, etc, etc, usw, usw, usw и прочее, и прочее
For her, I decided to order a bunch of flowers, with a note in German.
Herzlichen Danke für Deine Hilfe in der Kirche.
No signature. I decided not to claim the glory. This was thanks on behalf of the chuch, not from Ginge in Germany.
Yesterday I needed fresh air an exercise. Thus a 30 minute cycle ride to the church to laminate two notices for this coming Sunday. While there, in for a penny, in for a pound, I went and did a bit of tidying-up in the church and church hall, just a few little jobs.
I came home to receive a heart-warming email from the chaplain’s wife:
I thank God that we have such good and godly church members.
Lump in throat.
Then today, I got a message from a fellow blogger:
I consider you one of the best writers I know. You have an.incredible grasp on language. Being multi lingual gives you a unique viewpoint so I love reading your blogs.
I think I’ll get a cheap’n’cheerful scrapbook and copy all my thanks and praise emails, messages etc, into it to read for whenever I feel a bit down.
Have a complimentary day, won’t you!