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A few years ago, I was asked to join a service organization.

I told my friend, “I just don’t have the time to make that big a commitment”. I just didn’t feel that I could commit to attending regular meetings and then getting involved in grand plans to raise funds.

Luckily, he responded that the time commitment was up to me. He emphasized that he is frustrated because my response was fairly typical. Most are afraid to get involved because they are intimidated by the thought of having to spend a lot of time in their chosen community group.

My friend made the point that if everyone gave whatever little bit of time they could make, it all adds up to great accomplishments through the joint efforts of many.

I now produce their monthly newsletter because it’s something I can do with flexibility. Once a month, after hours. I go to meetings when I can and spend maybe a couple of hours, three or four times a year, involved in a particular activity.

Think about your interests. Where do they align with a community group? In my case, I chose The Knights of Columbus because I am a member of the Catholic Church and many of my friends are there. As a result of making the choice to become a Third Degree Knight, I now see those friends more than I used to and am able to make my small contribution toward a group raising funds for charity.

The choice you make depends on your time and place. We all have different challenges in life. Maybe your challenges have taken you to a place where you can make a difference in someone else’s life.

Make a choice to make a difference. You can if you will!

Make it a great day,

Bro. Barry
P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for wise friends. I’m thankful for community. I’m thankful for a wife who understands!

What are you thankful for today?

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