This past Wednesday, our neighbor across the way, also known as Jeff, came by. He was in a pickle. His teenage son had just handed him two pairs of shorts that had lost their buttons. "I'm a single dad," said he. "I don't know how to sew on buttons! Can you help me?"
Who knew that sewing two buttons onto a couple pairs of shorts could make you feel like such a good person. Seriously. I wanted to smile and giggle. Service makes me happy, especially when you serve someone when they're really in need. This unexpected opportunity to serve made me want to serve even more...
...and everyone knows that nothing says service like homemade cookies, especially cute ones! I got my recipe for candy corn sugar cookies at Our Best Bites. I love their food, Tony loves when I make their food, and these cookies are cute AND delicious.
So, my Sunday afternoon was spent making these adorable little cookies. I made enough to take to the neighbor upstairs who is pregnant (everyone knows that pregnant ladies love cookies), the guy next door, my visiting teacher who is watching Hyrum for us tomorrow, my siblings, myself, myself, my neighbor Jeff and the one and only button boy, Tyler.
And if buttons and cookies weren't enough opportunities to serve, the Lord granted me one more way. When I went to deliver the cookies, Jeff explained to me that he had surgery on Friday and is now having complications with healing. His surgeon wants him to come in again, but won't do any additional surgery without him taking his blood thinners. Unfortunately, his prescription has run out and he won't have the $20 he needs to refill it until payday this Friday. I was more than happy to lend him the $20 dollars.
It made me think of the Primary song Jesus Said Love Everyone.
Jesus said love everyone,
Treat them kindly too.
When your heart is filled with love,
Others will love you.