Today’s #fearLESS Spark is one near and dear to my heart. Volunteering is at the core of Brand Fearless, which means it’s in my core. Giving back is essential and it’s what makes the world a kinder place to reside in. Good and bad will always be here, it is by nature how things are. Embrace that and then work towards doing what you can to bring more good, more light and more love to the darkness. At the same time remember the darkness has it’s place too even though it may be more difficult for us to understand and accept.
When it comes to giving, it’s important to think of the concept outside of the holiday season or in the midst of tragedy, although those are important times. DAILY actions that accumulate into a lifestyle of giving and volunteering is what truly makes a difference. There are many ways you can give back – volunteering has many definitions. Perhaps you give your time by volunteering to listen to someone who needs a sounding board. Maybe you give a smile to someone who clearly needs it and then continue to share your beautiful smile to others throughout your day. Perhaps you decide to volunteer remotely by sponsoring an animal or child or veteran in need on a weekly or monthly or yearly basis; thus providing the much-needed funds to help ensure their survival. Then you take it a step further and share what you are doing with others in the hopes that it sparks something in them and they too will then jump on board the giving train.
Exciting, right? You have your conductor hat on, you’re blowing the whistle, you’re rocking your striped bib tops and you are adding box cars to your train. Slow down a little! There is one VERY vital thing that volunteers and givers MUST remember. You must refuel YOU! You can’t give away all your energy without replenishing. In order to give you must also learn to receive, replenish, relax and rejuvenate. This way you can continue to volunteer, give and smile each day without feeling like you have nothing else to give. Make sense? It was an important lesson that I had to learn and sometimes I still need to be reminded of. Remember you are one person but you can make a huge impact in the life of one animal or one person. YOU are a unique, beautiful being with a huge heart. Share your gifts and sparkle!
What does volunteering mean to you, fearLESS friends?