Today was a very special day. I got to play Santa for the Boston Ronald McDonald House. You know all of those toys I purchased at Target the week after Christmas last year? Well, I knew they would come in handy. And today I got to take those toys up to the house and give them all to some really worthy kids.
When I woke up this morning I wasn’t really sure I’d be able to pull it off. I wasn’t feeling at all well and wasn’t certain if I was going to be able to get the toys up to the house. But as luck would have it, Aidan’s classes were cancelled this morning. When he got home from school I informed him that he was going to be an elf and I stuffed him into the car.
By the time we arrived at the house, I was feeling a bit better. It’s funny how doing something good for others can have that effect on you.
Once we arrived we were greeted by Peg, Amanda, Caitlin and Dawn. These ladies are responsible for everything that goes on at the house. Things wouldn’t work if they weren’t there. A fine bunch of women who do so much good for so many.
And here I am with three of those wonderful women. Speaking of wonderful people, I’d be remiss not to mention a couple of other people who weren’t in attendance but still a huge help.
My buddy Brian from Options 153 Real Estate along with my friend Lisa and myself contributed a $400 check that the house can use towards their holiday dinner. Not a huge donation, but every bit helps. And it felt really nice to be able to do that for them.
I’ve really enjoyed this role as ambassador for RMHC. Meeting women like Peg and her staff who do so many great things on a daily basis is really inspiring. And I never would’ve met these people if I wasn’t serving in this role. How lucky am I? How lucky are we all that there are good people in this world?