This Thanksgiving, we at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship are grateful for our opportunity to serve. Over and over again, our Fellows and Fellows for Life tell us how much they gain from their year-long Fellowship service projects. This gift of service is something Dr. Albert Schweitzer understood deeply. A passage from Thoughts for Our Times, a collection of Dr. Schweitzer’s memorable quotes, captures the sentiment:
The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed, when we feel we have been needed somewhere and have lent a helping hand, is the nourishment the soul requires. Without those times when man feels himself to be a part of the spiritual world by his actions, his soul decays.
As you celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you are nourished by food, family, and “interior joy.”