The kind promise for the month is “I will share my strengths compassionately.” That might mean:

  • Remembering your own brilliance.
  • Encouraging someone else to shine.
  • Offering to do something you are good at and/or that comes easily to you to meet a need you see in the world.
  • Holding back and letting someone else have a chance to offer their gifts.
  • Assessing your own energy and workload before volunteering.
  • Renegotiating promises as needed.

I am tired today, but I usually write blog posts on Wednesdays (which is today). I enjoy writing, but because of my weariness, I am giving myself permission to use bullet points today. I am also expanding the journaling section to give you a chance to consider how you might offer your gifts.

What have I missed? Please let me know in the comments section below.

In your journal:

  • What do you love doing? What makes your heart sing?
  • What comes easily to you?
  • What are your skills and talents?
  • What training or experiences make you unique?
  • What has been your experience with volunteering and setting boundaries?
  • Write about a time when you volunteered and felt good about it.
  • Write about a time when you volunteered and it didn’t go well.