Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yellow Envelope Project: Ohio

The older I get the more aware I am of the fragility of life.

That's why, six days before Thanksgiving, I pick this nominee to be the recipient of this week's Yellow Envelope Project. I render myself lucky and maybe you do too. Everyone who was in my world last Thanksgiving is still here this year. I know that won't always be the case, but I am appreciative for each year I get to squeak by with the comfort of status quo.

We can't eliminate the sadness our nominee feels, but after giving so much to so many, maybe we can add a little "shine" to his Thanksgiving.
Years ago, Guy and Ginny were my youth group leaders at church. They were always there for kids who where having problems, as well as giving us a fun environment without being preachy or condescending. I will never forget those years with them. Last year Ginny passed away due to cancer and Guy is still trucking. I recently ran into him at a fundraiser for the current youth group and, while he was there helping those kids, he's not the same Guy. He spent so much f his life giving to the kids of the church and made so many of them shine.
Participate in our Yellow Envelope Project by sending a short note to the man whose address is listed below. Put it in a yellow envelope or decorate your white envelope with yellow markers and stickers. And, be sure to write "Yellow Envelope Project" in the return address.

Let Guy know that, the selflessness of giving to others, despite his own sadness, not only makes him shine but, in fact, lights up in his corner of the world.

Guy
8928 Deep Forest Lane
Dayton, OH 45417

Signing off until Monday...

3 comments:

BeeKayRoot said...

I know I say this every week, but I still think this Yellow Envelope Project idea was fabulous.

For me, it's kinda become one of the trademarks of HLA... right up there with 2-18.

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

Thanks, Brian. We think it fits right in with who we are and our values as well.

Katie @ Highlowaha said...

I just addressed my envelope and will be putting it in the mail on my way off campus today! I love YEP, too!