Hi, My name is Eric Winger. By trade, I’m a software engineer. By choosing, I’m a husband, father, speaker, runner, and a volunteer.
The day after Christmas 2010, I decided that there has to be a way that I could give back much more to my family, my neighborhood, my community and my world.
To do so, I started giving the most precious resource that we all have. Time.
Time is something that we all have exactly the same amount of everyday. By aligning our needs with those of the people and community around us, we start to see the opportunities to make a difference that are right before us.
Giving time is more than just volunteering (but that’s a part of it), being kind (but that’s a part of it), being an inspiration (but that’s a part of it), helping out (but that’s a part of it) or doing good deeds (but that’s a part of it). It’s the intentional thoughts and actions that define us. It’s recognizing that we *do* have time to help out and make a difference. It’s the community that we build up around us. It’s about finding success by building a foundation of generosity that we build ourselves upon.
In short, we can become the people we really want to be by giving our time.
I not only write about the concept of giving time and it’s nuances, but about all the people I meet who are also giving time. Right here and right now.
Thanks for stopping by!
Eric your blogs are very touching and inspiring….. thank you.
No, thank you for the thoughts. 🙂
I sold an AKC Great Pyrenees to a vet owning the Beaver Creek Animal Hospital in Oregon. You live in a beautiful state.
Greatly belated, but glad you liked Oregon. It is beautiful. 🙂
Thank you for the article you wrote about the band teacher here at Conestoga. I work with her and Kelly is an amazing teacher and very dedicated to her students. It is always nice to be recognized.
Your blog is very inspiring!
Thank you. It is my pleasure to help recognize the good work that goes on everyday in our community.
It’s the intentional thoughts and actions that define us. LOVE this!
I wrote that quite some time ago, and it seems to get more true with each passing day.
Have a great one, Vicki!
Eric, I thought of you when I read this blog post this morning and thought I would pass along for your enjoyment: http://gyatoday.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/ripples-and-sunbeams/ Have a grateful and giving day!
Thanks, Vicki. Little ripples make big waves.
I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award – thanks for sharing of yourself and bringing light into my days!
Thanks, Vicki! I just saw this. I appreciate your sentiments and hope today is especially bright for you!