So very, very true. A couple of weeks ago I came to a decision. I need to do more beyond what I do now. I need to give back. When I was in high school, I volunteered with my Aunt at the Food Bank two days a week. She would pick me up and we’d listen to ABBA on the way there. She’d work in the office and I was out in the warehouse helping out. It was very rewarding on every level possible…..I was able to help the less fortunate out and at the same time, spend some time with my Aunt who also happened to be my godmother. I felt like I was doing something worthwhile. I need to get back to that. While what I do is very rewarding on a personal/professional level, I need to feel rewarded on a community based level. I need to feel like I’m giving something back. I’m not certain where I’ll end up, though part of me wants to volunteer with an Elderly Services Group but I guess I’ll come to that decision at some point. I’ve decided that for the time being, I’m going to start my research to find out where my time could be best spent once I’m ready in the fall. I have a busy, busy, busy wedding schedule ahead of me this summer……did I mention that it’s busy?! I know that I’ll be spending a lot more time in front of the computer this summer, but it’s important that I balance that out with focusing on Lillian as well. So waiting until my busy season is over with is mostly for my own sanity. The day will come though and I will give back……and I’ll be kind.
And those lovely flowers above are courtesy of my back yard……gotta love flowers that randomly pop up to show you how lovely life is!!