June 4, 2015
“Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you’ve been through, it’s never too late to begin again.”
― Joyce Meyer, You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It’s Never Too Late
I cannot count the times I have had to begin again. I won’t belabor the point, but, yeah, I’m beginning again. And although that is the title of today’s post, I have a much bigger issue to discuss with you.
Few people I know will ever know the pain of being homeless. Fewer still will know the pain of an empty belly. No, I’m not going to tell you I was homeless, starving on the street. However, there are too many people in my community who are. I can help do something about it.
As I sit in my air conditioned home in a city that reaches triple digit temperatures throughout the summer, I am moved to action. I cannot imagine not having a place to cool off throughout these hot days. And I can’t imagine not helping where ever I can.
Volunteering is nothing new. In fact, it’s universal. I write this tongue in cheek, dear Readers. However, if you are looking for similarities, and not differences between you and the rest of the world, volunteering qualifies.
I wish I had been more diligent in teaching my own children how important it is to give back to one’s community through volunteering. I guess it’s never too late. Hey you guys…Volunteer, it’s good for the soul. And if you live in the area, hit this place up: