Today is the last day of our 23013 Resolve tour. And you get to hear my take on volunteering.
I've always been a volunteering type person. Even in school I volunteered for committees and helped with school functions. I have talents and I can use them when volunteering. When you don't have money to buy gifts, or food, or to donate to causes, you always have yourself to offer.
Now that my kids have moved on and I no longer am affiliated with the programs of their youth, I now give my time to helping writers I've held office in a RWA chapter and helped with events. I judge contests, critique for people, and teach workshops at conferences and meetings. I have also helped with a 4th grade picture book contest put on by the local writers group where I go into the classroom and show them the basics of writing a picture book.
I'm happiest when I can help others and you know that old saying "what goes around comes around" it's true. When you give of yourself you not only feel fulfilled but good things will come to you.
What was the last thing you volunteered for? Did you feel the good karma?
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Here is a list of all 9 bloggers and their resolutions:
THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013
Maggie Jaimeson - Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade - Get Organized
Paty Jager - Volunteerism
Linda Mercury - Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke - Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight - No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade - Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Su Lute - Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Jamie Brazil - Shrink My Closet
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