Dream 18: Self Care & Volunteering



Meet Lisa.

She shines shoes downtown Minneapolis.

Her smile was warm. The tone of her voice told me she cared.

I asked Lisa one question. “If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you do with your life?”

This was her response.

Lisa said she’d “definitely take better care of [herself].” She’d have a cook, get massages and manicures, and the like.

But she’d also spend time volunteering and helping other people. Specifically, she’d mentor kids and work with the elderly. Lisa and I agreed that everybody should have an opportunity to start and end their lives on the right foot.


So what can we learn from Lisa?

Dream for yourself. Love yourself, most definitely.

Then spend some time loving and dreaming on behalf of others.

This verse comes to mind…

“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Matthew 12:31

What do you dream for yourself? Is there something you dream of that would benefit others? Later this month, we’re going to open up dialogue on the blog. I’m going to share what I’d do if I didn’t have to worry about money, and I’m going to give you an opportunity to do the same. Think about what you might say. I’m looking forward to hearing all of those dreams!





*This post is a part of a month-long 31 Days series titled Dreams from the Street. If you’d like to read more from my series, click here and you’ll be brought to the series landing page where all 31 posts are listed and linked! You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/AmyBPederson where I’ll tweet links to all 31 posts using hashtag #write31days, and I’d LOVE to connect on Facebook at facebook.com/AmyBPederson! I’m so glad you stopped by. Make yourself comfortable and take a peek around the place. You’re welcome back anytime.

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