Do something outside yourself or your family

It is amazing what your parents can leave you with.  Remember this when you consider your children.  Me mum worked at least a couple of jobs raising us and still tried to do volunteer work a couple of evenings a month(don’t remember exactly how often).  She said that she thought it was important to do something to give back to society.  Something outside self and family.  Give without expecting something back.

I’m kinda glad that I was left with that ‘desire’ or ‘need’ or whatever you want to call it.  I try and spend some time each week (or at least each month) doing something to help somewhere that is not for me or family.  A volunteer activity.

If you are reading this you are likely not sitting in front of the TV but you may be spending an inordinate amount of time on the computer.  If you have children they may be following your example.  They will you know, even if not right away.  You could set an example by doing some kind of volunteer work.  I know no one that does not have time to do this.  Cut out a couple of hours of TV or time on Facebook and get out of the house and work with some organization for a couple of hours a week.  I guarantee that you will feel more complete.  After a while you will become quite selfish about helping for the feeling that it gives you.  Try it for a couple of months.

Posted by Martin Jones

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