Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer’
Yesterday – all wrong. From the get go. A 9am dentist appointment for Hannah was just so wrong. I was up too early, went to bed the night before too late, and was done by 9:01am.
So, something unfortunate happened. And I should preface it by saying that I, 99% of time, try to be sincere. I think my biggest fault is trying to help – too much! This time I got burned.
You know when life gets a little tough for a while and everything seems to go wrong? No right? And it seems never ending? We all have times like that. When that happens to me, I hide. Away from all my friends … And I can’t see the light. I forget about all the friend support I have and all the amazing people I know. Thankfully, there is always a friend who pops by, sends a mail, facebooks me or finds me and reminds me that friends can help an that they are there to stay.
Well I thought another person was in that situation and I mentioned to a friend in common that maybe she needed a friend … I was sincere, I cared, and was honest. The person took it the wrong way and insisted I was stinking my nose in their business and was not very pleased. As I apologized profusely, and insisted my only intent was to help, thy still proceeded to chew me out.
I’m not perfect, not even close. But I’ve never ever been accused of that before. I’m the first one to always help, lend a hand, and try and be part of a solution. My volunteer resume is huge! Along with the fact I would do anything for pretty much anyone! Beig accused of eves dropping, beig insincere, and rude was hurtful.
After the fact ive come to this – I’m a good person and I was only trying to help … I won’t stop ever trying to help!
At the moment I volunteer in Hannah’s class once/week, Jakeys class once/week, the Katimavik school council, heart and stroke foundation, and i just signed on to be a chair at the next Kanata Relay For Life put on by the Cancer Society. Helping is what I’m good at! (I think …)
Anyhow, some (well lots) tears later, some beautiful chocolates given to me by an incredible parent and friend, and lots of support from my friends and family, I’m a little less hurt and more confident hatchet helping is ok and that’s just that.
Today started much better !