Volunteering for your Birthday!

This year for my birthday, I wanted to do something different. I decided to volunteer as a gift to myself. After searching for days for the perfect volunteer opportunity, I was welcomed by a health screening flyer who needed Nurses. How Awesome right? I thought “this is the perfect opportunity for me” so I jumped at the idea. Last Thursday, I gave my time and skills to conducting screenings including BMI, Blood Pressures, and HBa1c to individuals attending the famous CIAA events here in Charlotte. I gave information regarding abnormal testing (Hypertension, Pre-Diabetes, Obesity, ect) and answered questions participants had. It felt great to be out in the community educating and away from my usual environment. After I left the event, I knew the start to my birthday would be a satisfying one!

If you have a birthday or celebration coming up, I challenge you to take some time to volunteer! The feeling you get after doing something great is an amazing one. I can honestly say that it was a great jump start to an amazing birthday!

Birthday love!

Friday I celebrated 28 years of living, loving, and learning the lessons of life! I enjoyed the drinks, the gifts, the food but most importantly, I was grateful for the time people gave. The older I get the more the gifts doesn’t mean as much as the time people give. Time is something so valuable that can not be given back or purchased and seems so limited. I was beyond thankful for those that came out of town just to celebrate with me and those that squeezed minutes into their schedules just to give me a hug and sing “happy birthday”. I felt so rich knowing that I had people that loved me enough to ensure I had a smile on my face for my special day. I am beyond perfect but one thing I do well is supporting my family and friends in anything they do. If I can not make it somewhere, understand there is a real reason or something have terribly gone wrong. I do this not to get it back but because I come from such a supportive family that prides themselves on “being there” for others. Of course when it is done for me, I take it a little more personal than others. My reasoning? Because time is that much valuable !! This blog is to send the message of: you never know how much you can influence a person’s day by giving of your time. A lot of people cherish your efforts more than those that give no effort at all. In society today, we move

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