Happy Monday, everyone! Time for this week’s year of Wooden challenge! This month we are focusing on Coach Wooden’s creed to help others.
- January: Drink deeply from good books.
- February: Make friendship a fine art.
- March: Help others.
Last week, the challenge was to help a family member. Sometimes, we are so focused on helping others outside our family that we forget about the people that mean the most to us, those who do so much for us every day. I helped my grandparents with chores around the house, gave my brother a shoulder rub after his long car ride up to see me, and had a long conversation with my cousin over mugs of peppermint tea.
This week, the final week of March, the challenge is to help someone less fortunate than you are. Some ideas: volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen; donate books, clothes or toiletries to a shelter; give blood or join the bone marrow registry; give a sandwich to a homeless person. What other ideas do you have?
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from my friend and mentor Wayne Bryan:
Have a marvelous Monday, friends!
Questions of the morning:
- Have you ever had a meaningful experience volunteering to help someone less fortunate than you are?