Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 193 – Yes Or No?

Did a little sparked.com volunteering … Played a little freerice.com … Took a couple sacks full of kids’ clothes and toys to the Tigard Good Neighbor Center

Windows dialog with Yes No responses

When I dropped off some children’s clothes and stuffed animals at the Good Neighbor Center, one of the staff that I know was there. He asked me if I was the overnight host volunteer tonight.

I said that I wasn’t, and that the July spots were taken. He then told me that although they have had plenty of volunteers for overnight duty, they also had plenty of cancellations. That means a run-down of the emergency contact list to find a substitute. That has proven problematic recently because no one is saying Yes. He asked if I would be willing to put my name on the call list.

I said Yes.

Why? Some of my friends might just assume that I’ll be taken advantage of. Some people may have thought that it is too much hassle.

But I know two things,

  1. I can say No any night I am called and will do so without guilt, as I have a life.
  2. I can always take my name off the call list if it becomes too much.

We all have it within us to say Yes or to say No.

Tonight, I said Yes. What about you?

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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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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 193 – Yes Or No?

  1. Yes, of course! 🙂 Isn’t sparked great? And you’d be very proud of me … the other day when i was being kind to a homeless man i took your advice and I’m so glad I did.

  2. Eric Winger says:

    Bravo! You have a lot of good inside. I’m sure that the homeless man appreciated being treated like a human being.

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