I consider myself very fortunate to have such a joyous life. My children are healthy, my marriage is strong, and my health is great.
I appreciate all that I have and I realize that not everyone has been dealt such a fruitful hand.
In my free time, I volunteer to community organizations to help those in need.
For example, if the local middle school needs to raise money to restart their after school program, I am the first one to lend a hand. I organize a bake sale, market the event, and bring over my best batch of homemade baked goods.
If the necessary funds have been raised, great! If not, I either donate money from my own pocket or organize another fundraiser.
My local soup kitchen knows me by name. I volunteer my time throughout the year and have even made friends with some of the regulars.
I help those in need because it makes me feel as if my effort makes a difference. I am certain that if my entire community bands together for a cause, we can move mountains. So I do my part to help.
I am a person who makes mistakes, just like everyone else. I help others because it is the right thing to do.
I make a conscious effort to help the helpless because I know I would hope that others lend a hand if I was in the same predicament.
Today, I reach out to the less fortunate and make a difference. Whether it is as small an effort as being a mentor to a local teen, or as large as founding an organization for the homeless, I know that my time can make a difference!
1. Which local organizations are most in need of my time?
2. How can I utilize my career-related knowledge to help others?
3. How can I instil the importance of volunteerism in my children?