Monday, July 26

Gratitude for Volunteers

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.  ~Anonymous

I am still sick tonight. Mostly it's just a bad cough but it does keep me up at night (and everyone who can hear me too). I was also supposed to be volunteering at the emergency shelter tonight but, when a fellow volunteer saw I was sick on social media, she asked if I needed her to take my shift for me. It was a great feeling! I know that we have to have people to man the shelter to keep it open and I also know that it is snowing outside and people need a warm dry place tonight more than ever. I'm glad I do not carry this load alone. I am so grateful for my friend! I am also grateful for everyone who volunteers at the shelter. It's open because we care, we donate our time, and we commit to being there. Every volunteer makes a difference. Every volunteer brings this world just that much closer to wholeness with their generosity. REACH needs volunteers! Other good organizations near you need volunteers.

Please join us! We need you! Your special gifts. Your spark of life and the eternal. You matter!

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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