Shared from the 3/21/2019 Gaston Gazette eEdition

Regina Moody talks about value of serving

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Holy Angels CEO Regina Moody will receive the Gaston Jaycees Duke Kimbrell Lifetime Civic Achievement Award at the group's annual banquet on April 3.

Moody recently sat down with Gazette reporter Bill Poteat to talk about the role service has played in her life and the role it can play in a community.

GAZETTE:

Define what service

means to you.

MOODY:

To me, service means making a difference, a positive difference in people's lives. It usually means doing something with no thought of reward. The motivation has to be internal. The reward is usually internal. The thought goes back to the biblical notion of servant leadership and the idea of being good stewards of our time and our talents.

GAZETTE: How do we make the idea of service more appealing?

MOODY: Well, first we have to model. We have to talk the talk, but also walk the walk. We need to raise the awareness that service can take many forms.

For some folks, it may be coaching a youth sports team. For others, doing volunteer work for a community organization. For others, it may come as part of church.

I believe that many people have heart, have compassion, have a willingness to do good for others.

Anyone can be of service. Anyone.

GAZETTE: How can individuals discern the path of service that is best for them?

MOODY: First, they have to recognize there is a need. Then comes the experimental part. What do they enjoy doing? They have to be willing to say 'yes.'

They have to want to be a part of something bigger than themselves and they have to understand that you have to give in order to get something back.

GAZETTE: How do you feel about receiving this award?

MOODY: I'm surprised, humbled, and honored. It is simply a great honor. But it's really not about me. It's about everyone on the team here at Holy Angels. It's about my husband and my family, who have always been very supportive. Hopefully, I can continue to encourage others to give of their time, their skills, their energy. I'm just grateful for the opportunities I've had.

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