The Importance of Spending Time with Family and Volunteering

FamilyAt this time of year, it is vital to reflect on the importance of family. Did you know that healthy relationships with family leads to better health? Most Doctors will advise that blood pressure has been decreased when fences have been mended.


It is considerably easier for children to develop and learn with the support of families. Educational statistics prove that school performance is linked to involvement from home. Family is very important part of our everyday life. It helps us in improving our personality and shaping our life. It teaches us the value of love, affection, care, truthfulness and self-confidence and provides us tools and suggestions which are necessary to get success in life.       Famiily 2


This New Year consider giving TIME to others by Volunteering. So many non-profits are in need. I had the opportunity to volunteer with the American Red Cross after a tornado hit Jackson Mississippi. What I got from this experience is that without our volunteer help that community would not be around.


I also mentor young athletes to serve as a role model in teaching them life traits such as teamwork or as I call it the TEAM approach—Together Everyone Achieves More. It’s important for these young men to learn integrity and purpose for elements of success.


Sometimes Mentoring can be as simple as volunteering for any time you can lend. Even lending a smile can help out a person in need.


Non profits that need help are American Red Cross, One Wyoming One on One, YMCA,  Hospice,  DeVosChildren’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, ELE’s Place, and  Homeless organizations—just to name a few.


Consider lending your time. It is a gift to someone that really needs a helping hand.