Monday, February 28, 2011

My Job -
Ambassador for Christ

I drive the Senior Sisters of my convent to their appointments and take them shopping on Fridays. I am the "life line" of the Sisters. I love what I do! I love it because it is a vocation to be an "Ambassador for Christ" and I can carry the kindness of Christ to those I live with. I am not perfect in what I do, I am sure I irritate the Sisters in some ways!

I am grateful that I have good health so that I can do this service for the Sisters. It is important that I take good care of myself. My 2011 goal is to walk 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Follow me on dailymile as I post my walks!

I am not perfect in this, either, far from it! Four years ago I weighed 255lbs. I went to Weight Watchers and took off 46lbs. I am still working to reach my goal weight. It seems like it is taking forever! My doctor tells me that I am in a marathon, not a sprint. I have also heard, "Life is a journey, not a destination." So I might as well enjoy the journey and take time to smell the roses! Only the roses have thorns! Ha! (Isn't it good to have a sense of humor? YES!)

Over the weekend I wrote the following:

My job is:
  • To serve the Sisters with a joyful heart, doing such hospitable things as pulling the car up to the door, assisting them into the car, fastening their seat belts, adjusting the car temperature, buying coffee, making additional stops at stores, assisting them at the stores and anything else they need.
  • To give them respect and dignity.

Each sister is different, so issues will continue to come up, as the condition of each Sister changes.