A Resolution

Today started out being a day that I just didn't want to be part of.  I wanted to just stay in bed for the rest of my life and hoped that wouldn't be too long.  However, the cats finally forced me out of bed.  Once up... well, then I was up.
In thinking things through I decided the only way I am going to survive this is t become very involved in helping others. The resolution I have made is to become involved with different volunteer organizations in town that have the purpose of helping others.  Perhaps this way my life will actully have meaning again. It won't husrt to give this a darned good try.
They day is ending on a much more positive note than it started with.
Good night, Fred.
Darlene 07/24/2011 
 
 

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Judymc04
Judymc04

What a wonderful idea Darlene, I work for a crisis pregnancy center and it really puts your life in perspective when you hear about the struggles some of the young girls are facing. No where to live, not enough food to feed their babies and other children, domestic abuse, ets. We welcome volunteers since we are a non-profit funded strictly by private donations. We have 17 centers throughout the midwest. Where do you live? As hard as this journey is, it makes me realize I have alot to be thankful for. I had a husband who loved me with all his heart, provided for me, gave me beautiful kids and grandkids. He left not because he wanted to but because God saw his struggles and eased his pain. I miss him like crazy and have my bad days, but even on my worse days, I have so much more to be thankful for than some of these young moms with babies. I hope you find something that fulfills that need and fills that void.
Hugs to you!
widowhoodsucks
widowhoodsucks

Darlene, I think you will find it very rewarding to volunteer. After a year of retirement, I was about to go stir crazy. I recently started volunteering at the local hospital from which I retired. I feel that I have a purpose in life again. I may check out some other areas in the community. I know volunteers are needed every where. Barbara