Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday 7/26/09 - "SERVING THE PEOPLE"


"SERVING THE PEOPLE"


James Oh at Lift You Up passed on an award to a list of recipients. It was a delightful surprise to find my name among them. On his blog James explains the bamboo slip with four Chinese characters marked on it.

The characters mean
"serving the people".

Thinking about this award that signifies "serving the people" causes me to write the following:
  • I do blog to serve.
  • I do most things to serve.
  • I try to remember that is why I blog.
  • I try to remember that is why I do most things.
  • I serve because I was served by others both when I arrived in Alcoholics Anonymous and today.

God saved me from an alcoholic death and I owe Him my life and my actions.

I am at His service. I am at your service.


Prayer Girl

9 comments:

Tall Karen said...

Congratulations! You are an outstanding example of service. Thank you for your blogs, your comments, and your prayers. You make a difference in my life. Love, TK

Kay said...

I can think of no better person to get that award! Congrats! Oddly, I blog not to serve, yet to release myself from the world of which I serve consistantly, daily, as an existence....

Lou said...

You deserve it for sure. You always remain true to your purpose here, and try to pay it forward.

Andrew said...

Thank you Anna.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I didn't start out blogging to serve, but there was a time, not too long ago that I was connected (miraculously and suddenly) to a large group of fellows in the bloggosphere and one suggested that I should try to reach out every day, because people did come to see...

I realized then that words have an effect, and that I am another set of hands to write them. I hope I make my Father smile more.

You really do serve! I am just one beneficiary of your willingness!

Carol said...

Servant of God. It's all God and we are servants.

Madison said...

It's good to appreciate what God saved you from. I love sober alcoholics because they know they'd be dead.

vicariousrising said...

Congratulations. What a lovely award for a lovely blogger!

Syd said...

I think that you do a lot of service. And that is one of the things that helps each of us to live a better life.