A Mentoring Heart

The day we met!

The day we met! (8/16/97)

I would like to share more with you about my mentoring experience in hopes to give you an insight on what it means to be a mentor, and maybe it will spark your mentoring spirit.

There are many ways to give of yourself in this world and I’ve done many charity events such as walks for Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Autism; attended fundraisers for the Susan G. Koman Foundation; and many, many other donations & events.  Nothing though compares to the time I spent with my “Little Sister” whom I met through the Big Brother & Big Sisters organization.

Over the 11 years we were together I invested my whole self (time, money, and heart) to her, which in my opinion is far beyond a donation or appearance at any event.  Don’t get me wrong all the charity events are great for the causes they support, but I wanted to do more and have a greater impact.

Spending quality time with a child is a gift to the child and that child is a gift to the world.  The amazing part is the child is blessed with a positive role model, and gets to peek into another way of living that they otherwise wouldn’t have seen.  We live what we know, and the more we know the better we live. In future posts I will share with you the variety of activities my Little Sister and I did together and you’ll be amazed at how much we learned from each other over the years.

If you’ve been a Mentor I would LOVE to hear your story!

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