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Voluntary education

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Voluntary education means exactly what it says.

You volunteer yourself to do work that isn’t required of you. You aren’t incented by money because there is none.

Effort implies that it will cause you to feel a real exertion.

Free, voluntary work.

Your spirit will never significantly develop without voluntary education. The same way your physical health will never significantly develop without voluntary effort.

We reap what we sow.

Sow little, reap little.

Sow big, reap big.

And early on, the seeds seem to take forever to sprout, and even longer to produce a harvest.

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Dear Son

Dear Son, the math is starting to add up

Food for Families 2018
Since 1999 we’ve volunteered every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter mornings. The exceptions are when we visited family in Pennsylvania. Stuff adds up over time.

 

Dear Son, since 1999 (the year before you were born) we’ve volunteered every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter mornings. The rare exceptions are when we visit family in Pennsylvania.

Yesterday was special because of the high level of contact we had with the people who were grateful to receive boxes of food.

There were many years i thought it wasn’t worth it – the life lessons seemed to be moving at a snail’s pace or non-existent.

Taught myself something i’ve known for decades – slow and steady wins the race.

 

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Dear Son

Operationalize your personal culture with traditions

Orlando Disney Keynote Speakers
April 2011.

 

Operationalize your personal culture with traditions.

This is a concept i learned at Disney.

You can be intentional about designing your organizational culture.

If you’re not intentional then your culture is heavily influenced by random and unintentional things, people, and events.

In 1999 we volunteered to deliver “Food For Families” on Thanksgiving morning. One month later we did it again on Christmas morning.

As we entered the new millennium, we discovered that we could volunteer again on Easter morning.

So here we are, Easter morning 2018, about to head out to do what we always do on Easter morning.

 

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Volunteer in front of your Family

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Work already takes us away from our Family, why let volunteering add to the absence?

 

Volunteer in front of your Family.

Work already takes us away from our Family, why let volunteering add to the absence?

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Dear Son

Gradually, we see a broader view of our world

Cracker Barrel breakfast menu
The juxtaposition of not having enough food versus having to “Loosen your belt” is striking – and perhaps, wrong. We spontaneously stopped for breakfast on the way home from volunteering.

 

After 16 years of delivering Food For Families on the mornings of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, the purpose is finally starting to bloom. Our son (now 15) is gradually having a broader view of the world and can tangibly realize that helping people in need is a good and decent thing to do.

 

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