On Tuesday just gone, we assembled “The A-team” to assist with the packing of the 1600 books for 100 Children’s Hospitals as part of our “Read & Recover” initiative. I am sure that it will be blogged about further in the near future, but I just wanted to share briefly, what I took from the day! Whilst it was never about me, I came away with a fantastic feeling and it was all because of the wonderful people I shared the experience with.
Upon arrival, everyone jumped to the various tasks and throughout the process there was plenty of happy chatter, a few laughs and a general air of comraderie. Over the ensuing 5 hours, (minus time for lunch of course) – we unpacked, bundled, wrapped, packed and posted the books so that they could get to their various destinations all across the country.
From me personally, I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful people that I got to know a bit better and spend some quality time with. The opportunity to get to know some truly good and decent human beings was an honour. The fact that I was able to do so whilst we all worked together for the greater good was truly a wonder and something that I feel greatly priviledged to have experienced.
Sue, Kathy, Michael and Jenny – THANK YOU for being so kind and generous with your time and more importantly, with yourselves. It was my absolute pleasure to have been able to get to know each of you (even you JW) that much better and I look forward our next catch-up!