Share The Work, Share The Joy

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”     Ecclesiastes 4:9

I just got home from a Ladies Christmas Brunch that our church held this morning. Almost 80 women came – many of our ladies brought friends, including me. The room was full of delicious food to eat and yummy cookies to swap. Most importantly, the air was full of shared conversation and laughter.

I was blessed to be a part of the team that pulled it together. I say blessed because it was really a privilege to see the germ of an idea blossom into such a beautiful event.

My part was offering my hands and feet, so to speak. And each tablecloth I put on and every muffin I baked added to my enjoyment of the brunch. I invited a couple of people to come too, and it was fun to tell them about it. So in some ways, the anticipation of today was almost as special as this morning!

My friend who spearheaded the brunch expressed her delight at so many others helping her. Last year, she and only a couple of others did all of the work. This year, she had a pretty big crew, and was so grateful to us. But I think all of us on the team are grateful that we got to share the work with her. Because we ended up sharing a lot of joy along the way, too!