We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa
Once dreamed of changing the world… Now I dream of, and strive towards, changing myself, as this might be the only way to really give something that matters. I consider myself a decent, caring human being with a sincere concern for the well-being of others. Have always tried to do my part in helping out; recently I’ve felt the need to be a bit more committed in this area. Since I am not a person who is attached to money or material possessions, giving in this area has never been a problem for me; don’t own much to give out, but willingly share what I do have. So, my thinking is I should probably be a bit more generous in areas where it is not so easy for me to do so, for example, donating my time. Not being able to commit to a regular time just yet, I will be on the lookout for one time volunteering opportunities.
A Few Worthy Causes
Also, I have never dared to donate blood because I am terrified of needles; however, upon considering Phil’s suggestion to do so on 2 Words: Become Better, decided to put on the brave armour and furnish my left arm next time there’s a blood drive at work (most likely within a couple of weeks.) Expect to see a post about it soon, naturally. I did it!
I don’t believe in advertising what I do for others. However, I am listing my Volunteering/Donating activities on this page in order to hold myself accountable :
– Sponsoring a boy to attend school and receive services at Fundacion Color de Vida (ongoing commitment)
– Helping a fellow single mother in the Dominican Republic pay for English classes for her teenage son, so that he can have a better shot at getting employed (ongoing commitment)
– Donating blood once per season.
* Summer 2011My very first blood donation
Do you know of worthy causes to volunteer or donate to? Please share.