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Helping Equals Happiness!!

--by paolagast, posted Feb 24, 2016
I had my first volunteering day today at the recovery kitchen for people battling addiction.  Everyone was so nice and appreciative with me of being there. I donated an hour and a half of my time to help feed all these incredible people that have turned their lives around, and it felt incredible! I really enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know some of them. I can't wait to go back tomorrow and lend a hand again! There is no doubt that there is good in every person, and our bad choices don't define us.  It's our determination to turn negative events into positive moments and striving to be better every day that counts. I was reminded today to not judge a book by its cover because we all deserve a read. 
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Readers Comments

terre wrote: So glad this first time volunteering was so rewarding!
KindMyst wrote: Your heart is grand.
gopigopi wrote: Wow!. Inspiring thoughts and actions.
mish wrote: Beautiful reflection about people by you & beautiful Service performed by you. Bless ❤️
kmbhai wrote: very nice......
melnotes wrote: You are awesome! Well done on being community member pf the week :)
pyronik wrote: glad you had a great day, & I hope you continue to be so excited & enthusiastic :-)
splain wrote: It sounds like you really enjoyed volunteering at the recovery kitchen. Addiction is hard for many people and tough to give up. I think being around former addicts allows you to hear their stories and how they overcame their problem. I am so happy for you that you enjoy your time spent with them.
pluto178 wrote: You are so spot on we can all fall by the wayside.........they may well have emotional or physical needs that were not being met and drink and drugs are not the answer they are part of the problem I hope they are getting the help they need. Well done for realising the cover of a book doesn't always tell the whole story. x
DANCE wrote: Good work, so good you enjoy it as well, surely they are very grateful

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