Gaining in Years, and Helping Others to Make Gains
Joyce Park stashed this in Bucket List
Inspiring article about people over 60 who are super volunteers. Made me ask myself what I want to be doing with my time to help others when I am 60.
This article IS inspiring. It's good to know that there are always places in need of volunteers.
And that getting older gives a person more opportunities to give.
I find that the volunteers I admire the most in my own life are not the ones who RUN the charities -- they spend all their time trying to raise money, and what is more boring than that? -- but the ones who do the actual work specific to that charity. I admire people who cook a dinner every 2 weeks for homeless people, who force blood donors to eat cookies, who valet-park bicycles at sporting events and art fairs, who clean the toilets at state parks. I hope to become one of the latter and not one of the former. My childhood dream is to shelve books at a library!