Sunday, August 19, 2012

Some Of Life's Greatest Lessons

We have always enjoyed being together as a family. The joy that we feel as a family comes from doing things together. One of our favorite things to do is work hard to accomplish a particular task or goal. We have always worked well together and we understand that each individual provides a set of specific skills that contribute to the end result.
On Saturday, we worked hard to fulfil a 'Bake Sale' that Danny had lead. His goal was to make enough money to buy a trampoline. I knew that it was possible. With Becky involved I have learned that anything is possible. We began at around 9 AM and the plan was to go until everything was sold or 2 PM. There were a lot of people who came and purchased many goods. At 2 PM, we cleaned up and headed for home, with the knowledge that 'success' was the end result. We didn't have any idea how much money was earned. In the end, the Bake Sale yielded $365. Hard work and teamwork as a family prevailed once again. We saw the kindness and generosity of many people and our lives were blessed because of it. As the kids jump on the new trampoline, I can't help but think of the lessons they have learned, that will last not only in the present but the future just as well. I am grateful for hard work and determination.