To many people, giving time is simply volunteering. You do it because it’s the “right thing to do.” Or, you do it because you were asked.
Yet, giving time is much more fundamental to our well-being than just volunteering or doing good things. It’s a foundation on which we can build a better life for ourselves while we build better neighbourhoods and communities. It’s a safe and solid way to become more integrated into our communities, to build networks and friendships, and learn to act with intention. It’s a foundation to build meaningful purpose into our lives.
Plus, it’s free.
Take time to talk to an elderly relative or lonely person.