Community involvement and volunteerism are hugely important to me. I’ve descended from a long line of individuals who have planted deep roots in their communities and positively impacted the people around them. I am so thankful for this rich heritage and feel called to do the same. This is what we’re put on the earth to do – serve others and make the world a better place.
I believe we all want to lighten the burdens of those around us. We want our communities to thrive and we want to leave the world in a happier shape than we found it.
Neither you nor I can do it all, but each one of us can do a little to improve the world around us. When every one of us assumes responsibility for one piece of the puzzle…the impact is significant.
And that is my hope:
– To enlighten you with some of the pressing needs in your own backyard or perhaps even on the other side of the nation or the globe.
– To show you some simple, direct ways you can get involved and make a difference.
– To share stories of hope and impact as we build lasting legacies throughout our communities together.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off this community impact series than by highlighting my family’s involvement in the birth of our nation as we celebrate Independence Day this Friday. I will be paying tribute to my great-great-great-great grandfather, who was a private in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War. It’s an honor to be a Daughter of the American Revolution and I look forward to sharing more about this great organization and showing how we are leaving a legacy here in Middle Tennessee and beyond.
How are you leaving a legacy? I would love to hear what causes and/or organizations are important to you and why. Another reader may have an interest in getting involved.