I have to come to learn that what makes me happy has no monetary cost……..
The ingredients are simple and easy to come by in all shapes and sizes and ages, too. For example when I open a classroom door and see the welcome smiles on the children’s faces, this is awesome. Just knowing that my presence is helping the student and the teacher is gratifying in itself. Now that my family is grown, I believe I am missing the very ones that needed me “once upon a time.” And so I venture out seeking others that perhaps need my help and lend an ear or hand, and it has actually become a “mutual need fulfill” relationship for all.
In addition to this it also inspires me to find other ways to help in my community. For example having a sixteen year old appreciate my coming to mentor and help to guide her through her high school years is another feel good emotion. I only wish in my earlier years ( I had someone to lead me) and have the time to listen to my dreams and aspirations. Perhaps this is why I try so hard to do good for our children.
I bought a new calendar the other day that says “The best things in life are not things” and I totally agree. My best things in life are people-little people-big people-people with open arms and soft voices and kind hearts. These are some of my favorites. What R yours?
Current Mood: Playful