Time for a Change
I would like to tell you about a couple of very neat experiences I had this week. I am so lucky to have so many amazing and generous people in my life.
Thanks to Eagle Rock Indian Motorcycle and so many generous individuals, I had some funds that I wanted to use for Christmas. I was working with Lisa and we thought the best would be to put it towards an Adopt a Family plan. I had never done that and it sounded like a perfect way to use the money. Lisa and the staff put together a list of 15 families and their needs. Then five of us headed out to do some shopping. Lisa gave each of us three different families to go shopping for. There were several children on my list and I was excited to go shopping for a younger child again. The last time was when Shannon and I would shop for Cassidy. It was so cute watching the little kids with their parents and the sweet look on their faces as they try to decide which toy they wanted the most. I was able to find most of the toys on my list without much trouble except for a purple horse. Have you ever tried to find a purple horse? Where did this kid see a purple horse and what’s so special about it? I wondered. I’m happy to say eventually I found one.
The next experience happened on Tuesday. I received a call from Rick at TCI. He always thanks me for my help and I always tell him I’m happy to do it. Then Rick said, “I’m not sure if this is something you can help with or not. We have a young lady here who could use some help. Someone noticed her the other day putting some air in her front tires. They asked her if she needed any help. She told them they were too old to get fixed so she just needs to keep putting air in them. She said she needed to get some new ones, but couldn’t afford it right now.” Rick asked me if the Foundation could help a little with getting her a couple of new tires. I told him I would love to and asked him when I could come over. “If the car is there now, I could pick it up and take it to get the tires put on now. I’m going to have them put on four new tires” I said. Rick said the car was there and he would watch for me. When I got there, I met the young lady that owned the car, and she had tears in her eyes as she thanked me. “The Foundation has money from several different companies and individuals and this is exactly what it needs to be used for,” I told her.
Both of these experiences were tremendously rewarding and it brings me to the point I want to emphasize as much and any time that I can. It’s important everyone knows I will never take credit for the financial rewards the Foundation gives out. That credit goes to all the caring and generous businesses and individuals that make the donations. It’s important everyone knows my reward is making a special angel proud of me. I will take credit for making sure 100% of the money gets to the people that need it. That is the part of all of these experiences that makes my Angel Shannon happy. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.
Next week: Merry Christmas 2018
P.S. Oh yeah, one more thing I will take credit for. I am still the World’s Best Limo Driver.
Shane, you are remarkable! What a great act of service. This world would be an awesome place if there were more people like you.
December 23, 2018