Joy of Service

By January 23, 2018News & Community

It has been my experience that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. In other words, we can’t control what life throws at us, but we can control how we respond. We are in charge of our attitude. Those individuals who have a positive attitude are much easier to love, honor and respect. I want to be the person who sees the “glass that is half full, not half empty.”

I know in my life, when I begin each day with a grateful heart, the events of the day seem to go better. One of the ways I express my gratitude is through serving others. Not only does it help the greater good of the community in which I’m serving, but I have found that volunteering is also a guaranteed path for greater joy in life. In fact, there is even a website to help you discover the right volunteer opportunities available for you:  VolunteerMatch.org. One of the not-for-profits that we serve pointed me to this resource. I encourage you to login and check it out. You can search opportunities by cause, interest, location or keyword. Another similar website is JustServe.org.

The joy that comes from serving others is real, enriching and lasting. I would enjoy hearing from you about your volunteer activities and the benefits of putting others before yourself. You can reach me at: trowland@rcla.com.