365 Days of Fun in Marriage

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September9
  • Tip # 132 

   

Don’t Simply Talk about Things, Pitch in and Do Something 

It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~~Robert F. Kennedy speech in South Africa, carved in stone on his grave in Arlington Cemetery   

 

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Couples often share the same frustrations, irritations, worries, concerns regarding situations about which they are passionate. Instead of sitting around complaining or ranting about them, do something. Join a cause for which you feel passionate about. Talking does nothing to change events unless you are involved and talking in the right circles. 

Here’s a few ideas that you might consider: 

  • food banks
  • National and State Parks to build trails, do gardening, carpentry, photography
  • State Parks and lakes to clean up after weekends, build ramadas
  • Citizen Corps which links trained citizens with emergency situations
  • Red Cross
  • crisis intervention teams, court advocates, and victim advocates for domestic violence situations
  • Special Olympics
  • greeters and guides for local tourism
  • translators
  • tutoring in public or private schools
  • Literacy Council which helps with reading skills, some everyday life skills, and teaching English as a Second Language
  • delivering Meals on Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • and the list goes on. 

If you have strong views towards things, try volunteering for political parties or organizations like PETA or environmental groups. 

Helping out on church mission trips or helping with church youth camps is very rewarding. 

The point is, look for things you can do–don’t just talk about them.  

But, these are work, you say? Who says “work,” especially when it benefits those in need, is not fun? 

(Do you and your spouse volunteer for activities or causes? We’d love to hear about them. Leave your comment below.)  

~ Glenda (gj)   

 
 

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