When we consider whether to devote our time to
volunteering work, many of us may struggle if we should GIVE our
time and energy to help others, or GIVE our time to myself.
People in Hong Kong are always busy in both professional and
personal life. Time is always precious and we want to make sure
it will be spent most effectively. Most people choose spending
the leisure time on ourselves as we believe we will give more
than we take when spending our time on volunteering work.
I had the same thought until I joined the activities of “Old
Friend Star” since last Mar. Our visit to the elderly home is
purely to bring some happiness and care to these old friends
through a series of interacting activities performed by us, the
volunteers, such as singing the golden songs, playing games,
doing some simple exercises, performing drama and even only
holding the hands of our old friends. We are not professional at
all these performances but the participation of both the
volunteers and our old friends, and our interaction bring us so
much fun. The pure and basic care and interaction between human
beings is so beautiful!
The smile and expecting face of our old friends giving to us
were so rewarding and heart-warming. I was so grateful to TAKE
so many happiness and heart-warming feeling from GIVING my
leisure time to join the “Old Friend Star” volunteering work. I
definitely take more than I give as the volunteer of “OldFriend
Star” in the past 1 year.
Thanks & Regards,