Each morning before we open we have a quiet time of reflection and then one of our volunteers leads us in prayer with a poem, saying or their own words.
Today (Thursday 23rd January 2013) Jan gave us this:
We opened with a quiet moment to think how we felt about coming into TANGO today.
She then gave out a variety of vegetables to some of the volunteers –
A carrot – a tough vegetable but sweet in flavor
An onion – very strong in flavour but can bring tears to your eyes when you cut into it
A potato – very dependable, versatile and you can do many things with it
A pepper – bright and tangy
A Leek – not as strong as an onion but has great flavor
A stock cube – small but effective and flavoursome
All different shapes and sizes – all important in their own right. Put them in a pan and mix them altogether, use a good recipe and the result is a fantastic soup.
At TANGO we have all different shapes, sizes and personalities. Put us all together and we make a fantastic team. Each one as important as the other, but all unique in their own way – leaders, volunteers and customers. All needing one another to bring out the best in us.
Like in the soup – the right amount of ingredients, a good recipe and guide lines, resulting in a great success