Nikki had a brilliant idea for this weeks Fun Monday, she is:
'...not looking for a story of when you have offered your help in the past, I actually want you in the next two weeks to go out and help someone. Go visit a nursing home, cook dinner for someone sick or with a new baby, donate to a charity or even send just a "thinking of you card" to someone who needs it. It doesn't matter what your good deed is, or how great it is. It just needs to help someone'!
When I read this I was full of plans about how I would help others but alas the hours ran out. As I was lamenting this I realised that a lot of my hours have been spent working for the Parents Association (PA) at Mollie and Ben's school. All the members of the PA are volunteers and give three years serving the PA. I am just coming to the end of my second year and spent the last year as secretary. The PA organises after school activities for the children such as football (soccer), basketball, drama, hockey, Spanish, gymnastics, yoga and swimming lessons; as well as raising funds for the school and providing social activities for the children (bingo night, sports day and a disco). This is a very busy time of year as the children return to school, we send out forms inviting the children to choose which activities they would like to partake in, these forms have to be checked, money counted and all the data inputted into the computer. Then I move into my role as drama coordinator and have to sort out the groups. This year 39 children have asked to be in one group-we have a limit of 18 per group-so 21 children have to be moved to different groups. Last week I spent three days on PA work and I have another two meetings today. Maybe not the good turn Nikki was looking for but it's helping others and the best I can manage this week.