The youth and I worked the chili supper on Friday night. It was a lot of fun and the youth did an awesome job serving and helping out in the kitchen. It is always amazing to watch them so willingly give up a Friday night to help with something at church. I often ask myself if I would of been willing to help out with something at church on a Friday night?
The most amazing and touching part of the night had nothing to do with the chili supper at all. While we were cleaning up and getting ready to leave for the night Alex and Eliza came over and said they had something to give me. People keep having questions for me so they had to wait but I could see they were excited. When I was finally able to give them my attention Alex pulled her hand out of her jacket and handed me a package of Reese's peanut butter cups. She said these are for you. I asked her where she got them from. She told me that they got them out of the vending machine. I gave them a hug and thanked them.
When I got home I got to thinking about it and it really meant a lot more than just someone giving me something. Those girls spent their own money and thought of me when they saw the Reese's peanut butter cups in the vending machine. All the youth know they are my favorite candy but for them to take the time to buy them for me meant so much to me.
I don't do what I do in order to get things from the youth but when they take the time to buy me candy, write me a letter, or give me anything it makes me feel amazing. I am blessed to have the relationship I have with my youth. My job is so rewarding just because I get to know so many different youth and spend time with the future of this world.
A small gesture such as buying candy doesn't go unnoticed. It may not seem like a big deal to the youth that gave it to me but it is a big deal to me! Thank you Lord for all the blessings that you have given me in my life especially all of my youth!