Do people need a reason to SAH?

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Do people need a reason to SAH?
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Sun, 07-18-2010 - 9:28am

This theme was touched upon in another thread and I wanted to discuss it further.

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:01pm

Polkadotandflipflops

 

 

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:08pm

woh for myself was not fulfilling. I didn't embrace it. I had no passion for it. It wasn't meaningful way to spend my time. It was when I arrived home life truly began. Time at the office was a nice job that was enjoyable and I received a paycheck at the end of the week for my work. The fun, the passion for what you are doing with your life began once the office time was done for the day.


For me volunteering in the community feels the exact same way.


If I were going to volunteer I'd go back to doing so in our church.


Polkadots&FlipFlops

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:32pm

What kind of volunteer work did you do as a child and teenager?
Visiting the elderly in nursing homes, and helping at Red Cross emergency shelters.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:33pm

That's kind of personal.

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Registered: 06-18-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:55pm
I'm right there with you. That was why I asked the other poster if she knew people like this as I do not think I have ever heard of anyone who just watches TV and twittles their thumbs all day.
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Registered: 06-18-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:58pm

Do you feel *officially* volunteering is better than just doing what your parents did? What do you think the difference is?

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Registered: 06-18-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 9:03pm

I did not think asking what someone's hobby

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 9:04pm

Do you feel *officially* volunteering is better than just doing what your parents did?

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 9:20pm

I coordinate full dinners for example for friends who are going through bad times. Friends who are going through maybe a surgery & recovery. Through the coordination we ladies take food for a meal or we all take individual things that can be re-heated, snacks, desserts. Cards. Flowers.


I believe the best ways to do things outside of your own family is church and helping family & friends.


These are the important things to me. Things that make a difference for me.


No, I don't volunteer in the community. I'd rather take that time to help family and friends when they need it.


Polkadots&FlipFlops

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 9:21pm
Thank You!

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