Saturday, September 6, 2008

There are those that say
"When you give service--
you get more out of it than you give"
How true is that statement?
I had a great weekend.
I got to meet some really nice ladies
from all over the world,
hang out with my best friend
and have my creativity inspired.
I was inspired to be a better person,
to look for the good in my life,
and to count my blessings.
And all of that happened while i was volunteering.
I did get "stuff" as well
and that was really cool--
but in the big scheme of things
it was the lives i touched
and those that touched me
that really made my weekend.
"Stuff" is nice--
but it is those relationships you forge
and the things you learn
that will be with you forever--
I am so LUCKY that i had this opportunity
and the best part was that it was FREE for me.
Yes, I was a volunteer and i paid for my experience in service--
but i think that was why I enjoyed it all the more.
The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

1 comment:

Denise said...

I had a great time...what a fun perk to do it together!! I got an email from the "apron" girl. She was so appreciative...isn't it amazing? I'll never miss the crazy thing, and she is loving life because of it!! xoxo