I hope me quitting a vol gig that wasn’t working for me and perhaps not for them either, doesn’t affect my “Pay It Forward” karma credit :)
Decided to withdraw from AFF 2012 volunteer activities b/c although the staff all seemed overwhelmed with too-much-to-do, they didn’t seem to be able to get me on a schedule unless it was last minute. 7 months ago
One should never stop doing this. However, I count this as DONE because I’ve made a lifestyle change…
I vi the world differently now. I was widowed 3 years ago. Over the past year I decided I had to break out of my sporadic depression. I had to re-engage with life. To do this, I had to be open to those around me. I became conscious of others, allowing them to invade my personal time and space.
In the past few weeks I have been told I’d make a great motivational speaker and a good therapist…just listening to people and applying my personal logic to their circumstances has given them a different perspective in dealing with their issues. 7 months ago
being strong and strong willed has attracted some people to to give me good advice that is rarely given specially when it comes to mercantile affairs, those people have helped me come to where I am today.
Im still not at the point in my business where I have been dreaming to be but I have been inspired by the people that helped me to help other people that truly deserve to go forward in what they dream.
nothing in life is easy, and we can never truly appreciate what is handed to us easily. and the only thing that makes what you really want come true is hard work and true will. those are the people i would love to inspire. 9 months ago
but lately, volunteer work at multiple organizations, one weekly, others on project or as-needed basis.
donate to kiva.org 10 months ago
How I did it: I saw that there were people who were selfish. I would ask them for a ride and they would ignore me. Then the tables turned. Can you believe I gave them a ride? I even gave them money! It felt strange at first as I asked myself, "what are you a door mat?" My higher me answered and said, "No, you're just fulfilling your destiny with a name that means merciful."
At some point we must realize that when we forgive, we are not doing it for the other person. We are doing it for ourselves. "To err is human, to forgive is divine." Carrying bitterness will only harm us. Our enemy or perpetrator does not care about our emotions. So, save it.
In another circumstance, the person was a giver and was refusing my offer of help. She knew how to give but did not know how to receive. Eventually I told her that when you refuse to receive, you block the other person's blessing. People need to give to feel fulfilled. She accepted and asked when shall she pay me back. I replied, do not pay me, "pay it forward." I explained to her that I believe in karma. This means that the person you help does not necessarily have to be the one that helps you. She cried and said, "Today is pay it forward day!" I was flabbergasted.
But either way, it is my belief that the person you give to does not owe you a thing. Eventually they will "get it" and pay it forward. Read how I did it… 12 months ago
I volunteered at the community garden in my area. It was nice, and there’s certainly a lot to learn! I’m going to have to get over my aversion to dirty fingernails… 12 months ago