(The next few days, I will be posting from the road as my son and I drive back from Iowa to Oregon. Tonight we are in Rapid City, South Dakota)
I found it difficult to go above and beyond while giving my time today, as my son and I spent the day driving across Iowa and South Dakota. Why?
- Driving isolated us from other people
- We were not out walking around except at rest stops, which were ironically all clean.
- Long distance driving is not something I do everyday, so spotting opportunities to give my time were not obvious.
So what to give?
Once we got to the hotel, I jumped online and checked out sparked.com to see if I could help out any non-profits. Fortunately, I found matchbridge.org which was looking for blog advice. I hope my suggestions helped a little.
A few other ways I tried to give back – driving courteously, slowing down in construction zones, being patient and talking a lot with my son. He even pulled out a guitar out and by only using two notes, he and I created goofy rap songs for an hour.
Oh, and we stopped at the Museum of Music in Vermillion, South Dakota. If you are ever in south eastern South Dakota, I’d highly recommend stopping.