Meals-on-Wheels

Written by guest blogger Rosangela A.

My name is Rosangela and I work for United Way.  As an employee I have the privilege to help with the program Meals-on-Wheels.  Meals-on-Wheels volunteer drivers deliver hot, nutritious lunchtime meals to homebound seniors in our community. Along with each meal, volunteers provide a special touch of comfort and a daily safety check enabling seniors to be independent in their own homes. Volunteers deliver meals once a week during their lunch hour. Meals are picked up at drop off locations throughout Utah and Wasatch counties and are delivered by volunteers.

When it is my day to bring food to the seniors, I get so excited that I have the opportunity to talk with them for a few minutes and get to know a little bit about them and get to know what kind of things they have done in the past.  For sure it’s a unique opportunity for me to get to know all of them and see how grateful they are for our time.  Every time I go there and they share an experience with me, I know I did something good not just for them but for me as well.

One of the ladies that I bring the food to gave me this poem that I loved so much and I’m going to share with you.

Take Time

Take time to Think… It is the source of power.

Take time to Play… It is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to Read… It is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to Pray… It is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to Love and be Loved… It is a God-given privilege.

Take time to Be Friendly… It is the road to happiness.

Take time to Laugh… It is the music of the soul.

Take time to Give… It is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to Work… It is the price of success.

Take time to Do Charity… It is the key to heaven.

That’s what I’m talking about; about serving others that we can have these unique experiences in our lives and be happy for the opportunities that has being giving to us to serve others.

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