So, I started this blog a while ago and began writing about my parents, the mission and how they started it all etc. To be honest it's one of my favorite stories and I hope to continue it as we go along here. Sometimes it's a lot to write about and I want to be sure that I take time to share things happening now as well.
So please join us as we write about our mission and how we're moving forward.
We have a lot of plans and dreams. Things that we want to accomplish. We are grateful for the strong foundation that our founders and all those who came before us built HHRM upon and we are continuing the story. We're excited about it and want to share it. From time to time we'll share an historical moment or recollect about something because we never want to forget.
I'm realizing that I have dreams of my own to share here at HHRM. Things to accomplish and exciting days ahead. I don't want to miss it by being stuck in the past. I hope that you feel my heart here. So here are a few encouraging words for today...we'll be writing more soon....
Inspiration...motivation...intentional living...these are words we hear all around us every day. The truth of the matter is quoting Ecclesiastes, "there is nothing new under the sun".
Every day my inbox gets hit messages about how to be more inspiring, how to maximize your motivation and by all means how to live your life with purpose and intention.
The fact is it's a daily discipline. Waking up and doing things that in reality you really may not feel like doing in order to accomplish your goals and achieve your dreams.
Some people give up too quickly because they don't see results right away...the scales not moving quickly enough, no one really cares about my dream, God knows my heart so I'll skip my prayer time today...
To me anything that we do in life that is worth doing requires COMMITMENT. Are we in it for the long road no matter how long it takes? Are we all in or do we go up and down with the changing times, fads and tides?
Plain and simple and I'm speaking to myself today, "Stick with it and keep moving forward." One of my favorite inspirational quotations is from Paul in the Bible, Galatians 6:9 They even needed motivation in the days of the early church. It's NOTHING NEW. It says, "So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up."
I'll take this a step further...
Do good consistently and don't get tired of it and you will reap a harvest of blessing.
Eat right and exercise your body will thank you and you'll see results in due time.
Work to build strong relationships with people and you'll have others to come alongside you, to lead and to encourage in this life. They will help you towards your goals.
Take time for the important things in your life. Not just doing but being, resting, recharging, family, friends etc.
Don't just work your life away. Work is important but so is rest. Learn to know when to walk away for a bit. It's ok.
I want to do work that matters today. I want to enjoy my life.
I want to be surrounded by likeminded people who also encourage others. I want to be a lifter, a mover and a shaker and with God's help I know that I can do all of these things as He gives me strength.
People often say, "Kim, I don't know how your do all of the things that you do?" The truth is, "I don't." "WE DO".
WE being the team that I am blessed to share my days and vision with. As one of our staff office workers Jennifer L Laino likes to say, "We're evolving." She says it almost every time that we're together and it's so true. We are changing, growing and become all that we can be to serve others and to serve God here in this community.
The needs are so great but that's ok. We pray and we believe for abundant provision and blessing as we work and one by one the needs are always provided for. We don't ask for outlandish things just practical things...food, clothing, household items, toiletries, diapers, wipes, Easter baskets, some volunteers to help and some finances to help us to do the work that we do.
Together we are strong and together we will continue to accomplish much here in our community.
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We're excited and grateful for every day that we have to be here and we thank you for your support!
"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” :)
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Kim (Gaines) Gambino serves as the President/Pastor of the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station.