Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 120 – The Choice Between Obligation And Opportunity

Last night, the guests at the Tigard Good Neighbor Center got a good night sleep, in a safe environment, thanks to a well run organization and eight hours of help from me.

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Everyone has obligations. Everyone has opportunities.

Everyone can choose whether they have obligations or opportunities.

When we volunteer, we are committing to do something for an hour, a day, a week, or a year. This gives us an obligation.

But that obligation is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to be a part of the larger good. It is an opportunity to bring new ideas into your life. It is an opportunity to practice a skill.  It is an opportunity to get out of the rut. It is an opportunity to change for the better.

We have a choice. Is volunteering full of obligations or opportunities?

We have a choice. Is life full of obligations or opportunities?

The choice is ours.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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One Response to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 120 – The Choice Between Obligation And Opportunity

  1. So true – perspective really does shape your reality. Sometimes consciously giving/being kind everyday can seem like an obligation, but once I have done my daily task I see that it was opportunity to learn or connect or experience something I could never have predicted.

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