Serve Your Community
Service is important to me and my family. It always has been. I've been blessed to have married a military man (retired Air Force) who also strongly believes in service. It's a good baseline for our family.
Many Ways to Serve
Being relatively new to a freelance/entrepreneurial lifestyle, I'm thrilled to see many in the editing committee also value service, or at least giving, in their approach to content marketing. Giving generously and graciously builds relationships. That's what it's all about. Relationships. People. Connecting.
An annual tradition for us is to volunteer with Wreaths Across America. We donate wreaths to be placed on graves at a local National Memorial Cemetery. We also spend time volunteering to place wreaths on the graves of our heroes. Check the organization's website to find a cemetery near you! You can also request wreaths be placed at cemeteries far from you where family members may be interred.
This annual tradition reminds us of a big "reason for the season" - service. Honoring the stories of those who came before us. Stories are important. The Wreaths Across America organization asks volunteers to pause a moment when placing a wreath and say the name. There is strong power in names. They say there are actually two deaths: when we leave our bodies and when our names are no longer said. That's powerful.
Proud of Stories
I'm honored to be a part of sharing the stories of others! I do so by (proof)Reading, (copy)Writing, and Engaging the world we share. I've been firmly grounded in the importance of stories in the nonprofit organizations I've been drawn to.
My family and I hope you have a lovely holiday season and even a bit of down time from your daily routine! Sprinkle in a bit of service when you can. It brings joy and light to others, and you feel amazing. Serve yourself as well. Self-care is critical. Breathe. Enjoy the space.
How will you be spending your holiday? May you treasure the memories made!
I look forward to working with you in the coming year. Here's to an amazing 2024! Let's Chat!