Sunday, January 2, 2011
A River of Stones: God's Eye
A yarn God’s-eye on our Christmas tree is not perfectly crafted and perhaps seems out of place with the other ornaments on the tree. “Where did you get that ornament?” a friend asked, and prompted a flood of memories. An adult basic education class gave me the ornament almost twenty years ago as I left one job to move to a better position in the library. I remembered how they taught me the joy of knowing I had made a difference in their lives. Twenty years later the ornament is a reminder—doing for others brings more happiness than anything we can do for ourselves.