One drip at a time will eventually fill the bucket

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It takes a LOT of coffee to get from Tullahoma to New Orleans.

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13 of us headed to UMCOR depot in Baldwin, Louisiana early this morning.

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Talking, Kindle books, DS Nintendo games (to keep the kids quiet) , home made cookies and treats, lots of bumpy roads, and colder weather than we expected.

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Safe arrival in New Orleans, home of the Saints (grandson’s favorite team).

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Seafood Cajun style

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Sometimes problems seem too big.  Limited supplies for those in need, long waiting list for people in need of house repair, educational needs, health care needs, etc.… 

If you set a big bucket under a dripping faucet the faucet will eventually fill up to overflowing.  It may take time but it will happen. 

It’s the same with all the little things each one of us can try to do to make a difference in the world.  We don’t have to leave home to do this.   Just random acts of kindness like leaving a note for your waitress at the restaurant  (even if they act tired and grumpy) along with a generous tip.  Hold the door for someone to enter the Quick Stop – even if it means they get to be waited on before you.  Listen to someone who may seem a bit boring or repetitive.  Just be alert and you will see all kinds of ways you can be kind and put a smile on a stranger’s face.

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Our waitress received 13 thank you notes and she really needed them.  It was a very busy night.

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Tomorrow morning we will worship at  Carrollton United Methodist Church in New Orleans, enjoy the city a bit and travel on to Baldwin, Louisiana.

Until we meet again

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