”Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.” ~Louisa May Alcott
Today I am going to break with tradition and veer from Film Friday. I have a fulfilling weekend planned ahead that includes some volunteering.
Can’t go anywhere or do anything fun due to a short-fall in the budget? Don’t bemoan it. Become a volunteer at art and culture events. It brings opportunity to do some enjoyable and uplifting things that perhaps otherwise would not be possible.
For instance, this weekend I will be a host at a home and garden tour in our community. The benefits – I get to see beautiful gardens, answer questions and identify flowers all in a beautiful location. Ordinarily I help usher people to their seats, at the Strings Music Festival, but I could not pass up getting involved with their annual fundraiser. I love flowers, gardens and looking at different homes, since I come from a family of builders, generations deep.
Fortunately for me, the “folks” at Strings Music Festival are particularly appreciative of their volunteers and give back generously. A perk of ushering is that I get two tickets to attend a free performance this summer. Tomorrow evening, my husband and I will use my “Strings” freebee offer to see Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds in concert. The New York Daily News says I better “get ready to shake my tail feathers!” Evidently their lead singer “Sister” and her flock of eight men have been “tearing up the scene since 2008 with its rollicking blend of soul, funk and backwoods Americana rock ‘n roll.” Sounds like a fun evening!
I am an advocate for volunteering in the community. The benefits are fully realized once you get involved; opening your eyes as to how good it feels to help out; not even to mention the advantages of meeting a string of new people.
Have a good weekend, everyone! I know I will.