Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Community Service

I have done mine for this week. The Cancer Council Branch that I belong to, and am the Secretary for, does some catering. We are most often asked to cater for funerals. Today was one of those days. I was up early to bake some biscuits and then to the hall to set up the food, urns and tables. We served tea and coffee to over 130 people and then cleaned up the place after. All in all it was about 4 hours of work. The most amazing thing about the ladies that I do this with is that they are all busy women but go out of their way to do this for other people without a whinge. They would have to be the most selfless group of ladies I have ever known and I have been involved in a lot of organisations and volunteer groups. Anyway it was a sad occasion but cheerfully done!
This afternoon I have gotten the ball rolling to organise a school reunion for the class of 78. This is my Year 10 class from the little country school I went until I had to go to Boarding school for year 11 and 12. Some of these people I went to school with for 10 years and haven't seen since??? Won't that be interesting to meet up with them again? I am very much looking forward to it.
Found some very cool quotes on Ali Edwards' blog - hope she doesn't mind if I reproduce them? Heck she will never know will she?

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to be become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs

And for yesterday when I was too busy to blog.

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin

Ok, I am off to potter in the vege patch - hooroo as Don Burke would say!!


quasior said...

Hey Kathryn! Just saying Hi, thanks for looking at my blog and commenting.
You've got a good heart and it shows with the cancer service you do.
I quite like the quote below, I think that really is important and hope our children can really change the world because we need more people who are real.
Cheers, see you on the blogs and the yahoo group!
Cheers, Ana

Susan C said...

You know what they say ... you want something done - ask a busy woman. Good on you for being part of your community.

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