Our culture has taught us to love the larger than life events. Grand proposals aired on the Jumbotron at Madison Square Gardens. The Christmas bonus that’s half of your annual salary. A midnight release of The Hobbit.
Great events, sure. Memorable? Of course! But, in all honesty, they’re not what most people will remember.
Over the last couple of months friends have posted pictures of our former church secretary (but she was more than a secretary. She was an amazing woman). These pictures made me think of what I remember about her.
Her name was Eleanor Sonnega. And she was a quiet woman.
Mostly in the background. Never wanting much attention. But she did one thing that drew attention.
She had a tradition she would carry out for our church members. Every birthday she would mail a birthday card to the congregants of the church. On top of that, each birthday card contained something special.