I Love Volunteers!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I just want to especially express thanks to the fantastic volunteers who lead a dialog group for inmates in a prison in my home state, and then help them put on a play every year. These people are amazing. They drive about 4 hours there, and 4 hours back every single week, and show these guys love and acceptance and understanding, and help them learn to be more loving, accepting and understanding themselves. Then putting on a play (usually Shakespeare!) is a team effort, confidence-building experience for the group, and it's just awesome what they are able to do. Kudos, too, to the Opera Company that loans them their beautiful costumes. Last Saturday was the third play I have had the privilege of attending, and it was truly amazing.
This doesn't have anything at all to do with weight loss or exercise, I know, so I will add that I am proud of myself for foregoing the delicious cookies they offered for refreshments, and just had coffee with a little milk instead. There, does that count as a Spark blog?