February is the month of L-O-V-E!! What better way to show love than to give back and serve others! I am a firm believer in giving back to the community you live in! So many people think you have to have a lot of money to serve others and give back but that is so far from the truth. Giving back can be in the form of gifts of service and gifts of talents! I am blessed to have so many opportunities of service through our church and many of these opportunities allow me to involve my children which I believe is such an important lesson for our young people to learn. It helps them learn compassion and a love for all people in the community and gives them a perspective on life that is far less self-centered.
One of the things I love most about being a part of doTERRA is their heart for service. doTERRA is generous in all the ways they reach out to both the local community and on a more global level. If you want to learn more about doTERRA’s service projects and the ways you can become involved I encourage you to visit the website of their non-profit Healing Hands Foundation, https://doterra.com/US/en/healing-hands-foundation-about
I especially love hearing stories of the outreach of Wellness Advocates in communities across the country! dōTERRA provided this amazing story about Jennifer Thomas who volunteers her time at a local hospital and hospice center in order to bring comfort and care to the patients in a way that the doctors and nurses don’t always have time to give. As a Physical Therapist who works in the hospital I know first hand how important volunteers are! I love that the volunteers at our hospital take the time to come and offer small comforts such as a magazines/books, a chance to love on one of our volunteer dogs, or even just a sympathetic ear. I know the patients and families appreciate these small gestures and it helps to increase the compassionate care we offer our patients!
What are some ways you have found you can contribute to your community? Leave a comment down below and enjoy the story! Hopefully, you feel as inspired by it as I do!
You can read more about Jennifer’s story here: https://doterra.com/US/en/about/caring-jennifer-thomas