Day 3 of 30 days of Summer - Who made you smile today?
When I started working at the advocacy center, I thought it might be super emotional and depressing. There have definitely been days that are emotional, I have never walked away depressed. More often I find myself wondering about the children I interact with and hoping that someone in their life is helping them heal.
It is surely a coincidence that I am reminded of all the reasons I may have never started working with the advocacy center on the day that I received my first Hospice volunteer assignment. I started telling stories about how difficult a situation this might be to care for someone in their last moments of life. I was feeling a lot of fear and uncertainty. Adam gave me some good advice to remember the state I was in when I committed to this volunteer position. Now I feel honored and grateful that I will be able to get to know someone in the final moments of their path.
Lots of things made me smile today! I learned a new Qigong in class, I got to play with the children at the advocacy center, I had an enlightening conversation with Adam and as I type Sterling is playing with his ball!