"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture."
Today marked the end of the 2012 PV Summer Program. The day was spent moving all our stuff to the St. Vincent DePaul building in Pineville for storage. SVdP, as always, was very generous giving us a few spaces to put everything. Volunteers worked very hard with the moving and the cleaning of the school.
After all the cleaning was done we treated the volunteers to pizza. We had already packed our plates, bowls, and the like, so pizza was perfect!
For our final closing service of the summer we played the Garth Brooks song "The River," and talked about how our experience is much like a river with rapids, tide, bends, smooth sailing, etc. Volunteers shared a moment when their ride was exhilarating.
As a special treat after reflection we watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics together. A nice way to end the summer.
Pictures for the week won't be up right away due to travel, but look for them soon!