Spark of Hope #110 – Author Squire Rushnell firmly believes everyone receives Godwinks; he says “they are like gifts left on the doorstep.” Recently, his belief in Godwinks even caught the attention of CBS News. Within days of Team Martina’s director, Sheila Jones, sharing that news story with me, I received quite an amazing Godwink. There are more than 200 Team Martina volunteers across the nation and abroad. I’ve met about a dozen of them in person, outside of my little “pod” of teammates here in Northwest Florida. Dedicating time and energy to make the world a better place, a handful of us came together this past weekend to love on Children in Crisis with a pizza-ice cream-painting party. Then we helped sell Martina McBride’s CDs at the Mullet Festival before her concert; a portion of the proceeds went to those kids in crisis. Inside my apron pocket, I felt a crumpled up piece of paper. Hours later, I turned in my apron with the sales, and handed the paper to my husband, Chuck. Instead of throwing it away, he opened it and said, “This is someone’s time card. Her name is Jessica Jurnich.” Out of all the teammates I’ve never met, Jessica is one I’ve met and adore! When we met at an Alabama Soundcheck Benefit, we talked about the gift of inspiration; then I found out about Jessica’s healing work to help people with eating disorders (click HERE to visit Project HEAL).
In a pile of aprons, what are the chances I’d choose the one that Jessica had worn just 2 weeks earlier … date and name stamped? I’d say that’s definitely a Godwink. Like a gift left on my doorstep! 😉
Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!