Volunteer for Satisfaction! – Editor’s Scraps

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There is a scrap cabinet in every frame shop I know. Why? Because leftovers are often gems and full of profitable inspiration. Here's something I've learned:

There is a scrap cabinet in every frame shop I know. Why? Because leftovers are often gems and full of profitable inspiration. Here's something I've learned:

 

TEAM UNITY AND COOPERATIONThis month as I was casting around for something to share with you, my mind kept returning to how amazing it is to volunteer. I started volunteering in different groups about 10 years ago on a regular basis and in a larger way. It's become quite addictive, and here's why:

 

  • When you volunteer you choose it because it's something you're genuinely interested in, so you will enjoy it.
  • Expressing your interest through commitment to a group makes you carve out consistent time to be spent on what you're passionate about.
  • When you give your time, effort and talents to a cause you gain appreciation from those involved.
  • The appreciation you receive creates a circle of positive energy-you give, they receive, they give, you receive...
  • Working with others who also volunteer is a supportive and generous learning environment for gaining new skills.
  • You can share your skills with others and enjoy seeing them learn as well.
  • The commitment of time builds amazing results for the cause you care about.
  • Observing what you've helped to build gives you confidence and pride in achievement.
  • Working toward a common goal builds rich relationships. You suddenly realize you have made great friends.
  • When you give your time to build something in your community, you find a community builds around you of which you're happy to be a member.

Volunteer for something today!

I loved volunteering for the EPFG for several years and also serving in this job as Newsletter Editor. This is my last article as editor. It has been my pleasure!

-Sheri J. Kennedy, Editor

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