I would love nothing more than to help others. Achieve their dreams, support their goals, or even just let them know someone in the world cares about them. I'm not a doctor or a scientist or a scholar and I can't cure cancer.
But I do what I can. I have been involved with Relay for Life for a few years now and I love it!! I love the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. A world with more birthdays! Each year I hope that a cure is found and I can "retire" my cause. 2 out of 3 cancer victims are now cured when it used to be 1 out of 10. Great strides!!
I have some other causes I volunteer for. I want to give back to the world. It's just who I am. But the cause nearest and dearest to my heart is Relay for Life. If you have a chapter in your town, take a look at it. Relay is great fun and extremely touching.
Volunteering also gets you away from thoughts of smoking. Yes, it's true! When you focus on something else, it's easier to get past those pesky craves. 230 days for me today and I am truly grateful to be here on earth. Life is a joy!!
So, have you guessed what I'm doing? I am sitting at my Relay for Life Yard Sale! The sale was Saturday but I had so many things still to sell, I am doing it again today. It's gorgeous outside and pretty nice inside, as well.
Enjoy your day and be thankful to be here on earth....you don't need to smoke.