Variety they say is the “spice of life” and I always try to mix a little of this and a little of that just so I don’t get in a rut. But I have found that if I do this with half of a heart I should not do it at all.
In the past six months of volunteering I sacrificed my little ones in first grade for taking time to volunteer at the new hospital. This was a big mistake as the teachers and my students love and treat me like a Queen. I don’t have to pretend or act, I can just be myself. My green tea is in my safe carry cup if I need to quench my thirst and I can also leave when I want with no strict hours or rules. (After all I am giving of my free time and loving every minute, so why would I change the routine?)
Yesterday, after a good nights sleep I decided to visit my classroom just to say a quick hello to my wonderful eighteen kids…But once the door handle turned I could see some of the children’s’ eyes look as I stepped in. Wow its Ms Millie! They were so curious about how I felt and showed their feelings with hugs. Between Julie and the children I was feeling pretty special knowing they missed me and wanted me in their room.
It was right there I decided that my volunteer hours will be only for the children and no one else. It has brought me years of joy and fulfillment (since 2003) so why try to change a good thing? I always leave the classroom with a happy spring to my step accompanied by a happy heart and a huge smile on my face. This is peace harmony and a feeling of bliss.