People. We’re all the same.
We want to be seen.
We want to be known.
We want to matter.
We want to make a difference.
Here I am sharing my experience with just one of the multitudes of ways we can make this happen.
The pay is so often not monetary.
The look in a young mothers eyes when here child can safely live in her room again, without becoming sick.
An American Veteran who has served well, but now must rely on his sister for even the simplest of tasks; bathing or being able reach the sink to brush his teeth.
The elderly woman who the only thing that stands between her and leaving her lifetime home for a nursing home, is bad plumbing.
Or the family whose life is forever changed when daddy has a collision with a deer, and will never walk again.
These are real stories. We tell them again and again. Because WE, can make a difference.
We can help, and I’ve since found out that even the little guys like to help.
You may not have Rebuilding Together near you, but you probably have Meals on Wheels, or some other source of senior resources, or even a shelter of some sort. They can all use your help. Talented or not, it doesn’t matter.
I encourage you to go out and do something for someone today. Believe me, you’ll be helping your own soul as well!
What a tremendous program your husband is involved with – there are so many ways to volunteer. I was realizing how my work with the parent club is volunteering – and I’m thinking about how to involve more people next year. These girls we are giving an incredible afternoon have seen a lot of rough things and had awful experiences from homelessness to parents dying from overdoses or being in jail, actual parental abandonment….so giving them an afternoon where they are treasured becomes really important to me – because it is for ALL the girls… and seeing them interact together making friends even at the end of the year – what a pleasure it was!
THANK YOU for encouraging others to become involved however they are able to become involved. You are a blessing!
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