On a recent jaunt to one of the Maggie’s Place homes, I took a moment to toss some donations into the St. Vincent DePaul donation bin. When you spend much of your day in an office, a little physical labor can be quite refreshing!
After the moment of donation bin athletics, I went into the home to check in with staff. To my astonishment, a rack of lamb had been donated! “Wowzers,” I thought in a moment of sheer surprise.
On further inquiry, Waste Not had been the organization that donated the food. They’re a non-profit that provides perishable food to those in need, which would otherwise go to waste.
In reflecting on this event, I was reminded just how many people, organizations, and community members contribute to Maggie’s Place in a unique and impactful way. Beyond that, it was also apparent how important it was to be genuinely grateful for the gifts received and to truly live as a person of gratitude.
“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~ Johannes A. Gaertner
David Kriegl, Director of Facilities