Submitted by Ann Mahoney
My 'one' is my mom, who joined my dad in Heaven in 2015. From the time my sisters and I were young, she instilled in us the value of "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you". She was the neighbor who would make soup or a pie for a neighbor who wasn't well. The Meals on Wheels program was part of our weekly routine, but that service project became much more than simply dropping off a hot meal at someone's door. These people became friends who looked forward to our weekly delivery as much as we looked forward to seeing them. My mom taught us the value of looking for ways to help others every day, even if it was something as insignificant as a smile and a kind word. When I became a mom myself, I tried to give my children this gift of sharing kindness with others. Our family still continues the Meals on Wheels tradition. As is usually the case, we gain so much more than we give when we help others. Seeing my children continue this tradition that my mom instilled in me makes my heart happy!