It’s The Same Here Or 1,154 Miles Away

“Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving time, energy and skills freely. In return, it satisfies a burning desire to help, to feel genuinely needed and valued”

— The Lake Havasu City, Arizona News Herald

Take a glance at this short article, a great summary of what it means to give time.

Portland, OR to Lak

“… It happens nearly every waking hour of every day in Havasu. That low hum you hear is volunteers keeping things moving along, filling needs, drying tears, bringing smiles. Volunteers help out regularly, always with cheer and an encouraging word. Cooking and serving meals at the soup kitchen. Driving veterans to medical appointments. Coaching youth sports. Lending brain power to boards of directors. It’s an exhaustive list …”

“… Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving time, energy and skills freely. In return, it satisfies a burning desire to help, to feel genuinely needed and valued. It’s hard to put a price tag on something that gives such a strong sense of achievement …”

Whether it’s helping with a balloon festival or offering to help someone improve their speaking skills, the value of giving time is the same.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona is 1, 154 miles from Portland, Oregon but the value of giving time there is the same as it is here.

It’s priceless.

Please, give it a chance. Give time.

Offered and gave a thorough evaluation at a Toastmasters to an up and coming professional speaker, right here in Oregon. Perhaps someone in Lake Havasu City, Arizona did the same. 

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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 It’s The Same Here Or 1,154 Miles Away

  1. Beautiful, Eric. I particularly connect with the idea that volunteering fulfils a deep desire to feel valued. It’s such a basic human want and we sometimes forget how easy it is to fulfil it – see a need and give whatever you can.

    Cat

    • Eric Winger says:

      I wish that I had written the article.

      I was thinking this morning that no matter how much I’ve given to others over the last 400 days of this project, it will always pale in comparison to how much they have given me.

      Thanks for the thought, Cat.

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