The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
– Oscar Wilde
Life is short.
Our planet has been here for millions of years – our universe billions.
On our grave will be the etching of when we were born and the date when we died. For example 1986 – 2076. What matters to me are not the two years mentioned. It is the dash. That little dash. That’s our life. Look at the dash. How many hours are in there? It’s not billions. It’s not infinite.
You can give money for our cause. Sure. Say you give a pound a month. It is appreciated without doubt. It is your pound. However you may pick it up elsewhere. Some other way of earning that buck. But we may pay that back to you. But how do we give back time? Money can be printed. Time cannot. Once you give an hour of your time it is lost forever. Your time volunteering must be valued but we can never put a value on that time. How can you value something that is priceless? As a volunteer you bring much to this organisation. Skills, advice, experience, friendship, vision, leadership, inspiration etc. That you bring. But time you give.
So today, we take a little time out to thank you for the amazing “time in” that you give. Truly, thanks for your time!