Monday, September 2, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others"
 (Philippians 2:3,4).

 Yes, his chocolate is awesome, but what is more amazing is the story of Milton Hershey.  He was a great businessman.  More importantly is the legacy that he left behind (and I'm not referring to his chocolate, although it is very yummy).  He has helped many, many people who have worked for him, but even today he continues to help thousands through the fortune that he left behind to start the Hershey Industrial School for orphan boys.  He was humble, and considered the interests of others.  Although one may not be able to leave a $60 million fortune in a trust fund (or delicious chocolate), the remarkable story of Milton Hershey makes me think... what kind of legacy will I leave behind?

Continuing to give thanks...

-being blessed and inspired by the story of Milton Hershey
-enjoying some fine chocolate

-a fun, family vacation

-how he's willing to go on insane rides with his children

-how he loves the things that she loves!

-her expressions and silly poses

-enjoying various restaurants and diners together

-fabulous weather
-enjoying the beautiful resort's amenities

-his convictions, honesty, and information as he gave us a buggy tour

-the Amish- truly an inspiration to me

-being blessed by the theatrical performance of the Bible story, "Noah"
-being reminded of God's promises and His faithfulness

-enjoying God's beautiful creation while driving through the mountains and valleys

-enjoying the fruits of her labour

-ending the summer with one last campfire and looking forward to starting a new chapter
-uncles that take our children on fun outings

-how taking down the pool is just as fun and exciting as putting it up in the spring!

-how they get along and have so much fun together

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