Saturday, July 18, 2009

Today is Nelson Mandela Day

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
by Marianne Williamsonfrom A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles(Quoted in Nelson Mandela Speech)
Today is Nelson Mandela day and what better way to celebrate then to do some volunteering with NY Cares. Today it was Lenox Hill Center in the Upper East Side. I was prepping and serving food for senior citizens. It was so much fun, great people, and good food. It's always nice to give back and do some good for others and I know the people really appreciated us being there.

If you want to volunteer with NY cares it's super easy all you have to do is sign up online, and go to a 30- 45 minute orientation. Once you've completed orientation you can go on the website and select whatever projects you want to participate in.

I've been doing it for about 6 months so I'm fairly new. It's a great way to meet new, really nice people and you get to do things in the city that you wouldn't normally do, all while helping others and giving back. What more could you ask for?

If you want to check out more information go to their website:


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