Sunny Side Up: Volunteerism

15 comments
sunnysideupI’ve decided to try a new feature in my blog: Sunny Side Up (I actually like over medium eggs lol) me trying to be my funny, sarcastic, positive, uplifting, grateful, off the wall self! I am going to show my positive side. My life is not all doom and gloom, And WovenEclipse helped me see that. So, thank you Rebecca!

__________________________

Over the Christmas weekend I got to do some of my first volunteering.  On Christmas day, I volunteered to help with a Christmas party that was held in Building 4.

Building 4 is this VA’s hospice.  Most of the old soldiers who come here are coming to die.  Some of them will get better and leave, but the majority of them will not leave here conscious.

I helped set up a wonderful celebration for these Vets.  There were Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and up through all our modern conflicts.  It was a humbling experience to see these Veterans in this situation.  It reminded me of the old saying

“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

On Monday I also volunteered for Bingo in Building 8.  Building 8 is where old soldiers who are severely handicapped reside.  I helped a man name Dan monitor his Bingo cards.  We won 8 of the 12 games!  He was so excited.

Volunteering at both of these events was very therapeutic for me.  It puts your perspective in perspective very quickly.  I came away with feelings of gratitude and humility.  And who can’t use a bit more of both of those?  I know I can.

20161225_093634 20161225_093906 20161225_100648 20161225_100659

15 comments on “Sunny Side Up: Volunteerism”

  1. This is fantastic!! I’m so pleased for you and I do think it’s helpful for others to help put things into perspective. It feels good to help other people eh 🙂 💛💛

    Liked by 1 person

  2. That’s a fabulous way to give back to our veteran’s, I want to thank you for your service to our country, if I have not done so already and even if I have. It’s so true about old soldiers, I recently lost my father in law who, though he could go where he wanted to, desired only to be in a home for Veteran’s, he connected so much with his life as a soldier. Hat’s off to you Rob.

    Liked by 1 person

I Would Love Your Thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s