If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
“Time”- it seems that we are always thinking of it in one way or another: “not enough time, time flies, time’s dragging, too much time on my hands, I have NO time, etc.” We “chase time” in many different ways, and each of us use the time we have in ways that are as varied as we are. Our perceptions of time change as we grow: in our youth, time goes slowly as we wait for those milestones of growing up to come our way, and as we grow older, time seems to speed up each year.
How we choose to use our time says a lot about us and the priorities that we have. While much of our time is already spoken for (work, family, commitments, etc.) we do tend to “make time” for those activities that enrich or entertain us. This is good for us … we need this time to energize. Some of us are better time managers than others, though. We all know those individuals who seem to accomplish a great deal each and every day while others among us can barely manage to find the time to finish lunch!
We all know the old adage: if you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.
We live in a very giving and serving community and the ways to serve vary- “all it takes is TIME!!!” That word keeps popping up, doesn’t it? Take the time to assess your circumstances, interest, and talents, and begin to learn about where you are needed. Take a leap of faith and, in time, you will be renewed and energized.
Consider volunteering for Wisconsin SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), a program of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups. The group works to educate seniors about Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and identity theft. SMP’s motto is “protect, detect, report.” and they do presentations, sponsor booths at various events, and serve as an educational resource for others. Volunteer – somewhere, someplace, sometime. The time is now. Call Judy Steinke at 1-800-488-2596, ext. 342 for more information about volunteering for Wisconsin SMP or to schedule a presentation.