Most of you have probably heard of Frank Gifford and his recent passing. I was watching the Today Show and saw Kathy Lee talking about her beloved husband and his legacy. She really got me to thinking. She spoke of the strong faith of her husband. When they recently took a trip to the Holy Land they brought back stones. They gifted them to family members and challenged each one to figure out where they would cast their stone. What is my stone? What is “my place” in the world and what am I doing to make it a better place?
When I was a child my grandmother took a trip to the Holy Land. She brought back a beautiful stone for me. I’ve cherished it my whole life. I took it with me to college and proudly displayed it on a variety of different shelves throughout the years. Somehow the stone ended up at my parents home in Florida. I felt awkward taking it back but knew that it was mine and that it wasn’t going anywhere. After my Dad passed away this summer I finally took my stone home with me to Texas. Now I look at the stone differently. I’m still trying to figure out exactly “what is my stone?” How will I make a difference?
One of the things that I’ve done so far that I feel is making a difference in the lives of others is the group that I started to honor my mom after she passed away in 2012. It’s called Give a Smile Today. You can go check it out on my website. What we do is send cards to people suffering from cancer or another illness. Our number one goal is to shower these people with cards to make them smile and to provide encouragement during a time when they really need it.
I’m still casting my stone in other areas as well. I think it takes time to figure out how you can make a difference in this world. So tell me, What is your stone?
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