How often have you thought about all of the things you would do, if only you could -śfind the time-ť? Maybe it-™s the time needed to do something as mundane as organizing your closet, or as ambitious as training for a marathon. Or it could be the time needed for you to do something more important -" not just for yourself, but for others. Something that could start small and grow into a passion.
That-™s the spot I found myself in for many years. With a family and an often-demanding career, I struggled to find the time to attend to other areas of my life. And one of those areas that I neglected was giving back. Sure, we would donate to charities, and a few times a year I-™d participate in corporate or church-led volunteer events, but I always left those events wishing I could do more.
“If only I could find the time.”
Then something unexpected happened: Time found me!
My corporate job was eliminated (yikes!), but in the experience of searching for a new job I saw an opportunity. Finally, I had the time to volunteer at MUST Ministries on a regular basis. And what a blessing my experience volunteering at MUST has been!
I was warmly welcomed into the volunteer program and quickly saw first-hand how our efforts (big and small) help to serve those less fortunate in our community. Whether it-™s assisting with the annual Gobble Jog (MUST-™s largest fundraiser) or seeking donations of socks during a time of need, at the end of the day it-™s about offering hope to our neighbors in need.
Now I am starting a new job and will no doubt find myself short on time again. But as I leave my weekly volunteer day behind, I won-™t forget the way I felt when I had the time to give back at MUST.
And I won-™t wait for time to find me again before I return to volunteer.