“How do you Know who you are”?
Because someone gave you a name,
Because you have an address, or a job, or a bank account or,
Because you have a family and belong to a community, or a church, or,
Because you have a social security number or a federal identification number,
But what if you didn’t have any of these things –
What if you only had the clothes on your back would you know who you are?
Does a person who has none of the above know less of who she or he is than a person having all the above?
I have found - only when a person reaches out to another requesting or giving help does the realization of identify become a reality.
Volunteerism is stepping outside of oneself, affording each person the opportunity to know who they are.
It is a courageous step, giving of oneself for the purpose of connecting with another.
It is this bonding that allows a person to know who she or he is.
It is this personal integrity that is a value to family, friends, and community.
April is a month to say Thank You –
After reviewing the many letters of appreciation from clients that are pinned to Northwest Valley Connect bulletin board, I concluded there is no better way to say Thank You for who you are than to share their words once again -
“You're the best.”
“I'm humbled and grateful.”
“You knocked me off my feet!”
“My heart is still smiling.”
“Your thoughtfulness is a gift I will always treasure.”
“Sometimes the simplest things mean the most.”
“The banana bread was fabulous. You made my day.”
“I'm touched beyond words.”
“I appreciate you!”
“I appreciate your help so much.”
“I'm grateful to you.”
“I want to thank you for your help.”
“I value the help you've given me.”
“I am so thankful for you in my life.”
“Thanks for the support.”
“I cannot thank you enough.”
“Words cannot express how much you mean to me.”
“I am more grateful to you than you'll ever know.”
“I'm eternally grateful.”
“Thank you for thinking of me.”
“Thank you for your time today.”
“Your kind words warmed my heart.”
Submitted by Trudy Ware