Days speed by

It's not about the number of days; it's about how we spend them

For good or for bad, time is always passing us by. The minutes we get are taken away and sometimes wasted. Days fly by too quickly and there is no control over it.

What we do have control over is what we do with that time. So why not make someone smile? Why not spend your time with people that make you a better person?

The hours, minutes, and seconds you have should be spent taking risks, going on adventures, laughing, crying and dancing even when you don’t know how.

Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society has allowed me to take advantage of every opportunity to get to know someone and learn along the way. I have collected many stories and shared experiences that have allowed me to become a better person, all because of what happened along the way.

Sometimes you cannot wait for the perfect day or when all of your plans line up. Sometimes you have to decide to do something and see it through to the end. If you want to help with anything from Relay For Life, to selling Christmas cakes at the farmers market, or donating your time to deliver flowers one morning – do not hesitate to call (992-6551) or drop by the office located on 332 Front Street. There are so many different opportunities to give back. I know when you find yourself trying new things, it can be hard to take that leap. But I know you will grow because of it. I know you will never know if you have never attempted to understand.

I know you will never see it if you are not looking for it. But I do know volunteering will make all the difference.

So I hope you take an opportunity and I hope you change someone’s life and someday, I know

they will change yours.

The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Canadian Cancer Society office at noon.

Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel Unit.

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