Iíve heard it said that to be a generous person means to sacrifice something (such as: time, energy or money) and then give it to someone else in need. Time is in short supply in my world. But this year, I decided to at least try to become generous with my time.
So I volunteered to help in my sonís third grade class for 90 minutes a week. Teachers work really hard in the classroom and after hours. And my sonís teacher is a single mother of a preschooler.
An hour and a half sounds easy enough, but early on I struggled as other activities and priorities would crowd in on that designated time on my calendar. That is until volunteering at school became a part of my regular schedule, and then I looked forward to helping each week.
Iíve copied handouts; set up bulletin boards and calendars; helped with crafts; took photographs; created posters; made a farewell book for a student who moved away. But I knew I was making a difference when she told me, ďIím going to hold onto you forever!Ē
I hope in the May and June editions of the MOMSnext E-zine youíll be inspired to link to and to help someone in your sphere of influence!
Editor, MOMSnext ezine
Correction: Tracey Brewer was the author of Ten Things that will be Lost published in the April issue of MOMSnext.