Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Use your talents and not your money

Hello ladies and gentlemen...Happy Wednesday. It is going to be officially fall and we are in the full swing of college football season, which just makes me happy. AND prime time TV is back in FULL SWING. Do you have your new shows on your DVR? I do...New Girl (love, love, love Zooey) and Suburgatory (I mean how can you not watch that one, the name alone is AWESOME). This upcoming weekend I am going to Kansas City to see my sister and brother-in-law win their Humantarians of the Year award. Yes, they are serious giver backers. I mean everyone in that family volunteers...even the dog is a therapy dog.

And the nice thing about it, is that they have given back their time (not necessarily a lot of money). So many times we "honor" people who simply have a lot of cash that they want to give away. So hats off to my sister's family. Plus I get to see my dear niece and nephew. I have decided that my niece is a lost cause in the fashion arena and I am shifting my efforts to my nephew...who is 7 and wanted to wear a suit to the event tomorrow night. OK, we have something to work with niece wants to wear sweat pants.

So, I think a couple of years ago, I did a blog post about volunteering your time. And the point of my story was that if each person in the world picked ONE thing that they are passionate about and gave their time back to that, the world would be a better place. And this doesn't mean that you have to give your money, I mean because most causes NEED money, but many of them need volunteers to help DO things. As you all know, I volunteer for my sorority and I volunteer a lot of time, but let's face, this girl is BROKE - A**, so there is no way I can give money right now. But trust me, what I do for them is way more valuable than writing a check.

So ladies and gentlemen seriously, message for today: find that ONE thing and give your time back to it. FOR EXAMPLE, there is a new suitor in JZZRGRL's life (only two dates, but hey, it's a start), we will call him the Italian (for obvious reasons) and he told me he is passionate about golf (he plays like 3-4 times a week) SOOOO, if the Italian was so inclined, he could find a golf organization to give back to, maybe mentoring kids to play golf...Anyway, you can find something and yes I know, none of us has ANY time, well, if you are passionate enough about it, you will make time. So make the time, trust me, you will get a lot of it.

In my last post, I told you all about my job. Well the good news is, I already had an interview this week and things are looking good. So I may be back in the land of the fully gainfully employed soon and here is the good is NOT in wireless and they have FULL benefits...OH YEAH, not paying for my own health insurance sounds DARN good to me.

SO I am OFF to KC and then to lovely Omalala NE to see my parents. Huskers are playing the might Cowboys of WYOMING this weekend. Go Big Red. Have a good one ladies and gentlemen.


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