You mean the world to…

… the family at the shelter where you volunteer, not only for the food you help to serve late into the evenings every Tuesday and Thursday, but also for the time you spend afterwards, reading Dr. Seuss to their two little boys.  They’ve fallen into a streak of bad luck, lost their jobs and are trying desperately to move forward again.  Or perhaps a fire ravaged their home, taking with it all their belongings and memories.  It’s difficult to tell how they came to stand in the food line and why they are there week after week, but one thing is certain, your smile and the smiles of others behind the service area is the reason they continue to hope.

Want to volunteer?  www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

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About The Power In You

A soul, like you, that believes in the amazing qualities we share. There are days I grow weary and frazzled from interactions I've had with others. And sure, there are times when I want to curse, yell and shake my fist at people. Let's face it - we are annoying, we get on each others' nerves, we pick, meddle, interfere and say things we later regret. But when we step back and bite our tongue, take a deep, deep breath and react with kindness despite the anger welling up within ... well, it's absolutely amazing what one tiny gesture can do. There is kindness all around us, but most importantly, there is a limitless, infinite amount within us as well.
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