Saturday, September 1, 2007
Inspiration and Accountability
A couple of days ago I had the chance to sit and chat with C. She and I have known each other for 7 years now and she has always been an inspiration to me. C is smart and capable and she is a go-getter. She takes on challenges and lives a life worth imitating. As I talked with her, she relayed her mission for her work place: bringing community service into their work. Her passion and efforts reminded me of how much work there is to be done, and hearing her talk about conferences and education projects she has been to or is working on, I was reminded of how limited my own knowledge is--my need for continued training in Domestic Violence and other issues. Hearing of the many things C is doing made me feel like a lazy bum. Her words served as a poker in the bum to recharge me to go above and beyond. C reminded me I can't get too comfortable in my work, that I must constantly push myself to do more and work harder because there is still so much to be done. There are kids sleeping in homeless shelters without school supplies, there are women in shelters without hygiene products or basic clothing supplies, there are soup kitchens lacking volunteers, and there are cancer patients fighting to hold onto life who need treatments and support from as many people as possible. Thanks C for bringing me back to a place of inspiration and accountability. Rock on Sister!