Is My Life All About Me?

Real Christian Women

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

I have asked myself this question: Is my life all about me? Am I living for myself, only looking for ways to make myself happy? Am I doing enough to help others?

I think about doing something like volunteering for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Part of me wants to help them, but part of me wants to protect myself from knowing their pain.

Teaching in public schools for 22 years opened my eyes to the reality of some kids’ pain. Father is in prison, or mom is on drugs, this girl possibly sex-trafficked, these children come to school hungry, and on and on it goes.

One thing I will never forget is the girl in the Valvoline shirt. I spotted her in…

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