Three Words for 2010
The comment, submitted by Get Fully Funded reader Kelly, was particularly clever:
"I’m leaning toward the following three words:
- Present: as in, a gift. Life is a gift, my volunteers are each a unique gift, my own skills and talents are gifts, and our collective work in this river organization is our gift to our community. I seek to appreciate all of the above, share the presents of joy and recognition with my volunteers, and share in the gifts each of my volunteers brings to the table. There is a Gestalt at work here, as in most volunteer groups; I need to recognize it, celebrate it, and employ it’s dynamic synergy!
- Present: as in, stand and deliver. I need to solidify my mission, write it out, video record it, share it with my volunteers and with the community. Share our work with other river basins, to schools, to non-traditional groups and to the world. Show tangible results, take photographs, make display boards, speak at events, and be seen & heard. Maybe finally write that book I’ve been working on!
- Present: as in here and now. Time is fleeting and precious; I need to live in the moment as much as I plan for the future. I need to prioritize and delegate, share responsibilities with my volunteers and make sure that my kids and husband are well-attended and feel treasured like the miracles they are."