Giving never gets old, does it?

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So last week I volunteered to get put in "jail" for MDA (see previous post - and help! The website will remian open for three more weeks!) and then on Saturday about 20 of us helped gut a friends house so that she can get the entire interior of the home refinished. And what I realized is that by giving I get so much back, and I became happier and nicer and better at work.

First, the MDA lock up event went great! My cohorts in crime raised a bunch of money (much of which was dropped off to the event at Dolan's in Boulder (great restaurant if you are ever in town - worth it every time). Along with the other jailbirds, which included a few folks from the Salvation Army who were on hand working the phones, we raised more than $60,000. A very special thank you to all who helped me out and especially to those who gave of their time and energy.

You can still donate to Jerry's Kids - - and thanks for your support!

Then on Saturday friends worked their tails off in the snow and rain and bad conditions and filled more than five roll offs with the inards of a house. Amazing what you find - like tearing up a deck only to find another deck underneath. And then tearing up that deck only to find........yep.......another deck! (not that I'm an expert in these things, but I was asked to identify the year the decks were each built by the long hidden empty beer cans that once belonged to the workmen building the decks!)

I got to the event a little late but that didn't seem to matter - I was soaked and filthy and happy and loved it. Had a great time with great people and my friend Amber is going to have almost a brand new house for her and the kids. Awesome.

So don't hesitate to give back - there is no conference or expo or sporting event that can refill your spirit and help you find another reason to get back to work, get back to your family and bring new energy to all you do.


Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Hi Curtis: Thanks for sharing the good deeds - well done!


Apr 21, 2009 05:18 PM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Good for you.  I always find that I get more out of giving than I could ever imagine.  I would love to be a full time volunteer...unfortunately it does not pay the mortgage or put food on my table.

Apr 21, 2009 05:36 PM
Elizabeth Benefield
Montana Country Real Estate - Libby, MT

What a great Blog . How inspiring . I love to give that is what makes me happy. To do good for other people. That is one of my very first prayers every morning . Lord help me to do good for others.

Thank you


Apr 21, 2009 05:37 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Curtis, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Apr 21, 2009 11:20 PM