Kindness can change a life
Posted on September 12, 2016
This past week, I was thinking of all the volunteers who give so selflessly to Horizon with their valuable time and talent. Just come to one of our volunteer meetings and you will see just how much love really does shine here. And it’s all for an amazing cause, LIFE. It’s the cause that unites us and brings so much joy to what might even seem like even the most mundane task: Shredding paper, organizing files, dusting cabinets, even data entry!
Volunteers come from all walks of life: Young nurses who’ve just graduated college, retired nurses who want to try their hand at driving “Courage”, our mobile van, CPA’s who love balancing our budgets, or party planners who get all excited about planning events! There’s probably no end to the different types of people who join forces with HPC. But one thing always remains… a tireless passion to be a part of something amazing and life giving.
Maybe you’ve wanted to volunteer before, but felt like you had nothing to offer. I want to encourage you. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Back to my original statement of driving into work this morning… I was sitting at a stop light, my face must have been making it’s usual frowning “lost in another world” face (I often do that when deep in thought), thinking about the breaks that need to be fixed on my car, my daughter crying when I left her at pre-school, my husband who will need me at LAX this afternoon and wondering if I would be late getting him, thinking about how I have 5 weeks left of my pregnancy and still need to organize a game plan for almost everything (LOL)! When all of a sudden I noticed a man walking in front of my car… he STOPPED right in front of me, smiled a big smile, winked and then waved good bye.
I laughed, realizing that his smile and kind gesture snapped me out of my (what could have been) overwhelming thought life! And then I thought, “you know… our volunteers do that for all those souls who come into our office. They offer that kind soft smile that snaps people out of what could be an overwhelming situation. And that kind gesture is what helps bring life into our world. Even if you feel you only have a smile to give, please pray about volunteering here at Horizon Pregnancy Clinic. You’d be making such a huge difference in someone’s life!