Sprinkle New Comforts Into Your Days
Thinking of comfort conjures up many feelings. Snuggled up in my bed with no alarm set… curled up reading a good book by my fireplace… taking a long walk with the breeze blowing in my face.
As I dig a little deeper, I realize I also find a great deal of comfort in volunteering with Hosparus Health. They provided so much comfort to my mom prior to her passing in 2003, as well as to my brother and me, that I soon became a board member and have remained so for 18 years. It is gratifying to make a small difference in helping this organization grow to provide that same level of comfort and care to more and more patients and families every year. Charities cannot survive without volunteers, whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little. Read about one man giving back to veterans on page 18, and learn about several nonprofit organizations working with children that need volunteers on page 46.
Breaking out of your comfort zone to learn something new can make you feel better about yourself as well. Last April, on a whim, I joined a tap dancing class, not realizing they actually did performances. I hadn’t tapped since I was 5 years old, but it’s been fun and given my brain and body a workout learning new steps and routines! Called the Rockerettes, those in the group are all over 60 and share a love of dance. We might not be perfect, but we’re passionate! Read more on page 34.
As we transition into 2024, my wish for each of you is that you will find comfort and joy in each new day. — Cathy Zion, Publisher
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