This morning on twitter I saw that #NationalVolunteerWeek was trending. I was excited to see that there’s a whole week to bring attention to volunteers. Sometimes in our busy lives, we forget about the people who selflessly give their time to make things happen all around us. If you do volunteer for something, you might not ever think about getting thanks or praise because you don’t volunteer for that reason.
I am lucky because I was raised by a family who lives by the motto of giving back. My parents are now retired and live a life of philanthropy. I am always in awe of the lives they change through their volunteering. #NationalVolunteerWeek reminds me to thank my parents for all they do. It’s reminding me to thank ALL the volunteers in my life from soccer coaches to PTO members. Take a moment to think about the people you know if your own life and your community who volunteer to make things happen. Maybe it’s someone at your church, your local pet shelter, the food pantry, your neighborhood … you get the idea. Why not send them a quick email to thank them and know how much they’re appreciated? Or you can stop by and bring them a gift card for a cup of coffee or some fresh flowers.
Working at The Stationery Studio, I have had the opportunity to give back by working with organizations that positively impact our community. I thank The Stationery Studio for allowing our workplace to give back!
Take a moment this week to thank volunteers. I promise you they will appreciate it more than you know!