Why I Volunteered At The RNC

Last week I had the privilege to be a volunteer worker at the hotel  the delegates from New Mexico called “home” during the Republican National Convention.

It was a thrilling for this history buff to be a part of historic event.

That was one reason I did it.

Here are the other reasons:

Hospitality

Extend to the New Mexico delegation the hospitality extended to me, Joe, Dad and Jackie as we traveled around the state. Dad and Step Mom lived there for  20 years or so and Joe and I visited about 5 or 6 times. We always went in October for the Balloon Fiesta. (link to this year’s site)

There was nothing more Dad loved than to get in his white pick’em up truck with the red cap and drive all over the state. Some of the sites we visited were:

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“Soda Dam” – New Mexico 1992

and the list goes on and on and on.

Meet and Greet 

Not only did I meet and greet delegates but I also met other volunteers and two happened to know my friend motivational speaker Lisa Ryan.

I shared conversation with several volunteers and hotel staff. As a volunteer, I was to be non-partisan while working my shifts. Hmmm….Non partisan at a Republican Convention. I was a good girl and did not wear my red, white and blue elephant scarf. But the conversation naturally drifted towards the convention, Trump and how we see the current state of the country.

I met some wonderful people except for the mysterious LNS who signed up for every shift, every day but never showed up. Some people speculated he/she was someone who was trying to mess everything up. He or She did not succeed.

God Use

Also, I know that God will use my volunteering in someway. Only He knows how my volunteering will affect my life. I go and do and trust He will work good out of it.

Social Life 

You are unable to change your life unless you get out there and do things. It is a rarity now a days for me to get out of the house other than work so I took full advantage of this opportunity.

Bottom Line – 

 

The bottom line is I am a child of God who happens to be struggling in some areas of life and saw an opportunity to serve and hopefully make a small difference in the lives of others.

Stay tuned as there are at least 4 lessons I learned while working my 3 shifts. The posts will be published the week of August 1st. My “office” is only open another 90 minutes and then I will not be able to get back online until next weekend.

Have a great week everyone.

thinbutterfly

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland’s Light

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. …

Matthew 5:13-16

Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio, you lived out this verse during the convention this week. The lights of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and all points in between shone brightly with hospitality. So proud of this area, it’s people and all the officers from around the country who came in to help Cleveland’s police department make this area safe.

I knew it would go off without a problem, after all God lit Cleveland’s lamp with the first major sports championship in 52 years last month, no way was he going to let Cleveland’s light go out a month later with a disastrous convention.

I am very tired but very happy I was a part of the hoopla.

There are more blog posts coming after a very long bubble bath, manicure and pedicure and much needed sleep.

thinbutterfly

 

 

7/4/2016: The Declaration

Thought I would post a reminder of what today is really all about. Click here to read the entire document. 

 

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The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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