One day after school as my son was walking through the high school parking lot, he was motioned over to a van. The mother of one of his friends called to him and said, “Adam, today is your lucky day,” and she handed him a Jamba Juice. She had bought Jambas for her sons and bought an extra one to give away. While sitting in her car waiting for her boys to show up, she had been looking for someone to surprise. When Adam got home he was all smiles as he relayed the experience to me.
The next time I saw her I thanked her and told her what a thoughtful friend she was. Smiling, she replied that she has a goal to try to do something nice for someone each day. My Adam was the lucky recipient that afternoon.
We’re told that when we lose ourselves in service to others, we truly find ourselves. As we serve, we spread love — and where love is, there God is also. Marty Hough has long since moved from Bend, but her small act of kindness left a lasting impression on me.
This piece is for piano, flute and oboe. I arranged it for a women’s conference a few months ago. It was a lot of fun working with Carline Jones and Erin Taylor on the project. Thanks so much to Joanne Bushman Doxey and Marjorie Castleton Kjar for so graciously allowing me to share this arrangement of their music with you.
Click HERE to download free sheet music – Oboe