Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Unexpectedly fine, with plenty of blue skies and above average warmth, February’s weather has been a rare delight this year, helping us cast aside our own thoughts on the cold and grey gloominess which usually prevails during late Winter. Even so, we knew it couldn’t last; as our monthly Open Church Coffee Morning rolled round, so the rain fell, and the temperature dropped.
Yet we were undaunted; with our new heaters now fully operational, the temperature in Church was more than satisfactory providing an agreeable ambience against which we could enjoy the usual array of scrumptious home-made cake and a catch-up with friends old and new.
The geniality of the morning extended far beyond a good chat; as our thoughts turned to helping the wildlife in the Churchyard and providing safe sanctuary for our feathered friends, we set about helping one another make some rather wonderful bird boxes. These will be put in place very soon.
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)