Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the City of Albuquerque “Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.” Mayors from over 830 cities across our nation thanked and recognized volunteers nominated by co-workers, teachers, organizations, etc. for their excellence in volunteer service. Darren Wilkins, a Special Olympics New Mexico Board member, committee member, Games volunteer, and Unified Partner received one of the highest Individual Distinguished Volunteer Awards. (Way to go, Darren.)
There were about 500 people in the room, and I loved it that the youngest of those nominated were three girl scouts – the oldest a 104 year old woman. It didn’t take long to realize that all of these seemingly ordinary folks weren’t there simply because they performed one random act of kindness or polite gesture. They were there because of the depth of their selflessness.
If you think about it, only in our own selflessness can we truly bless others – and only when we are moved to do it, are we in turn truly blessed.
Find your selflessness today?