Welcome to Transformation Tuesday on Createyou86!
If you follow Createyou86 on social media or have ever checked out our About Page you might know that there are two of us here! (Spoiler: The other half of Createyou86 is James!) You haven't really heard from him since New Year's so I thought I'd invite him to do a guest post. Today James will be talking a bit about his experience as a volunteer.
Throughout my life I've done quite a bit of volunteer work. One opportunity has been particularly close to my heart. The Special Olympics. Putting smiles on the faces of children, and knowing that it truly makes their day really drives home the point that
You can learn just as much volunteering as you can being paid!
I love volunteering. As a whole I feel that we are so worried about making money that we forget how good it feels to do something out of the kindness of our hearts.
During Sports season I do it all: Baseball, football, basketball, and you know what? When you have children asking if you will be their coach or ref that day because they enjoy you being there, or the parents of those children see you in the grocery store, and thank you for teaching their child, and showing them how to have fun while learning a particular skill that brings a smile to my face to know that I have done my best, and made someone else's day!
Of course there is a negative side to volunteering, but I try not to focus on that when this is something that I enjoy so much.
In closing, there is nothing wrong with volunteering. In fact, we could all benefit from taking time out of our busy schedules to help someone else who may not have anyone to help them. Weather it is kids sports, The Special Olympics, or military veteran's it makes it all worth it to bring a smile to someone's face!
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