Trying not to screw it up
Posted on 4 Dec ’10 by Earl
[box]“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” – Denis Waitley[/box]
Still a number of “Calendar Project” photos to post but I’m posting some other images in between them.
A project I’m currently working on is creating video interviews/history of long time volunteers at RHM. Friday, I had the privilege of interviewing a lively 91 year old who’s been volunteering over 40 years and can recount experiences in great detail back decades. When I asked what made her begin volunteering and keep coming back all these years her answer was, “I was always meant to do something like this, always meant to fulfill myself by helping others — I’ve been rewarded beyond description in doing it.“
Then while leaving the interview room she paused to tell me she never expected to live this long and each morning she’s thankful for a new day. With a twinkle in her eye she asked if I knew what she asked for each morning. I admitted I didn’t know. “I ask that I don’t screw this day up,” she says.
My thoughts were how lucky to find a calling which makes us feel complete and to live each day fully — trying not to screw it up!