By Larry Hudson, treasurer
I watched the table of senior citizens as they interacted while browsing the menu at a local restaurant. I could tell they had just come from church and after they ordered one of the ladies lead a prayer in preparation for the upcoming meal. I caught myself judging them from my past experiences with church and religion from my youth. I wondered how real their interactions were. Was this all just a show for the Sunday morning church crowd? Then a thought popped into my mind. I could buy them lunch! Where did that thought come from? I often pay the check of unsuspecting customers at places where I stop to eat. I do this anonymously. I love to give!
That day I felt my heart soften and open as I healed past experiences associated with church and religion. I paid the tab for this unsuspecting group of churchgoers. I reveled in the joy of watching the servers laugh and giggle as they carried out my desire to pay without being found out.
It felt so good to give that day and I often wonder how their day was different. I know I was part of making the world a better place. You have the same opportunity to make the world a better place. You can make a difference. Share this with your friends and family so they can feel the joy of giving. Open your heart to the possibility of a world full of the joy that comes from giving just because you can! Join me in making the world a better place.
THE SOM DELEGATION FUND
The purpose of the SOM Delegation Fund is to initiate the next level of opportunity for our wisdom teachers to reach new audiences and to expand the real time, in person global reach of SOM. The SOM Delegation Fund is being established as an endowment fund that will continue to grow. Opportunities abound for us to send SOM graduates to conferences all over the world.
The opportunity in now upon us! The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is having a conference in the Netherlands June 24-28, 2016. This is the chance to add your support to the School of Metaphysics to send presenters to this conference. Please help us as we share our wisdom with the rest of the world. You may send a check or money order to World Headquarters to my attention or donate to the SOM Delegation Fund on the som.org website.•
Conferences we have attended: (click on each for full text)