Happy Birthday USO
Yesterday was the 75th birthday of the United Service Organization (USO). It just so happened to be my regular volunteer shift at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Center, so I got to partake of the cake while I assisted the guests that passed through.
Some of you may never have heard of the USO. Many of you may recall that Bob Hope used to go overseas with his celebrity friends and put on shows for the troops who were stationed overseas. The 1% of the US population that serves in our nation’s military know the USO is an important part of military life. For more information about the USO go to … https://www.uso.org/75
If you know me, you know I am passionate about four things:
• Military Families
• Early intervention for children with autism
• Teens and young adults who feel unloved
• Positively encouraging others
Of course, I have to walk my talk. I wouldn’t ask you to do something I’m not willing to do (or at least try). Unless you have some crazy dreams about skydiving or something. I’m not going to do that!
How do I act on my passion?
Besides coaching people, I volunteer with a number of military non-profits, as well as organizations who work with autism. I am also a substitute in special education classes.
Now it’s your turn. How do you act on your passion?
Do you talk about the things you are passionate about with other people? Do you get fired up? Do you work or volunteer in the areas you are so passionate about?
I hope you are walking your talk. Although, sometimes talking is enough. Inspiring others to action is one way to get involved. However, most often it will require some action on your part.
If you are already involved in your passion area. GOOD FOR YOU!
If you haven’t taken the steps to become involved in the things you love, how can you take that first step? You could…
• Decide what things you would like to become involved in.
• Do an internet search to discover groups in your area.
• Make some phone calls or perhaps visit.
• Talk to your friends. Sometimes it’s better to get out of your comfort zone with a buddy.
• Seek employment in that field
If you have something that you are passionate about, I encourage you to not only talk about it, but get involved. Remember, actions speak louder than words.
*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*