If I could ask anyone reading this to take one thing from what I have talked about on here, it would be to never take your life for granted and to be thankful every single day for the things that you have in your life. There is always someone out there who would do anything to be in your shoes and it could absolutely always be worse, no matter how hard things may seem to be.
Embrace It All
Every day that I wake up in the morning, I take the time to acknowledge the fact that I am alive and that I have a million things I am thankful for in my life. I never had this attitude before the work I did at SPITAK and I really cannot express this enough.
Even though I have gotten to the age where my body can’t handle the work I used to do in regards to volunteering, I still maintain a healthy lifestyle at my current job as a landscaper for http://www.tulsatrees.com/. The work that I do now probably doesn’t sound ideal to most people and I am sure that most of you would not want to do it for a living.
I really never thought I would either and if it weren’t for my experiences volunteering I probably never would have agreed to do a job like this. Now that I have seen some of the devastation that I have, I could not be more grateful to have a job like this and allow myself to live comfortably and surround myself with good people. Whether I am doing land clearing or tree removal, there isn’t a day after working that I leave without smiling and really embracing how lucky I am.
I really hope I can encourage some of you out there to take action and see what volunteering opportunities you might have around your town. I promise you it will have a more meaningful impact on your life than you may think.