Last evening, I spoke at the Junior League monthly meeting. The attendance last night was one hundred seven! All of these ladies looked like they were in their twenties, which they probably were.
I had attended a New Choices program for displaced homemakers at the Women’s Resource Center in January. Graduates of this program received a gift voucher of fifty dollars to the thrift store run by the Junior League.
The Junior League wanted a recipient from that program to come speak about what having that thrift store and that voucher meant to them and the coordinator of the program asked me to speak.
After I spoke, they gave me, as a thank you, another voucher, this one for twenty five dollars, and a gift bag with a travel coffee mug and ground coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker, but the coffee smells so good!
I was asked to speak for just a couple of minutes and it went well. I received quite a few compliments. One lady handed me this note:
“You are so well-spoken! Thank you for sharing your story with us and best of luck with all your goals. You are strong. I can tell!
“All the best to you!
“P.S. When I saw you walking down the stairs, I thought you were a new member – you look great!”
It was a good evening.