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GROWN A Chris-zine About Maturity

FEBRUARY 2012

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Mommy Bulletin Board

The Johnson Children Appreciation Their Mommy

5 Tips For

Becoming a Professional

Let’s Celebrate

Friends and Family Weigh in on This Special Day

Have a Heart and Help Your Heart Motivation and Consequences of Volunteering

Blast From the Past

A Look Back At 1977 Culture and Prices

IT IS SO GOOD TO BE GROWN, SO EMBRACE AND CELEBRATE IT!


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“Mature Christine has certainly used many of these lessons to improve her professional bona fides.”

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CONTENTS 35th Birthday Celbration

Christine Johnson is 35! We celebrate her birthday and her new grown woman status, by looking at some of the traits of a grown woman and discussing how those traits are exemplified in her life.

Features HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL 12 Learn some tips for being a professional and attaining success.

HAVE A HEART AND HELP YOUR HEART 16

CHRISTINE

Read this article to learn the motivations and positive consequences of being a volunteer.

MOMMY BULLETIN BOARD 20

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Contact the managing editor at dionjohnson@automatedtestinginstitute.com

Read as Christine’s children show their appreciation for her.

Columns & Departments EDITORIAL

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Happy Birthday, Babe! Birthday wishes from the managing editor (Christine’s Husband).

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Happy 35 Birthday Christine Johnson Friends and family send birthday messages to Christine. th

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Turning Back the Clock to 1977

A look at prices, events and culture from the year Christine was born

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Editorial

Happy Birthday, Babe! by Dion Johnson The year 1977 was a good year for me. I finished learning how to walk, I was no longer relegated to eating bland baby food, and if I fell asleep in the car I was still carried in by my mother. Beyond all of these great occurrences, however, unbeknownst to me at the time, something even greater was happening. On February 4, 1977 my then future bride was being born. Being a walker and eater of solid foods in 1977, I was clearly out of her league but through hard work and many baby steps, she would soon reach a level that was worthy of someone of my pedigree. From the moment I first saw Christine I wanted to know her. And now that I’ve known her for more than half my life, I can truly say that I’m a better man for having grown with her. Since we’ve been together, all I’ve wanted is more of her and I look forward to having her share more of herself with me as the years go by. Years ago, I fell in love with a great girl that I wisely chose as a wife, and it’s been remarkable watching her mature and become a great woman. Christine has become a remarkable professional, a fantastic mother, as well as a kind and giving human being. This Chris-zine is dedicated to illuminating these facts. In a feature article called “How to Be a Professional”, we examine some tips for increasing your professionalism, thus improving your chances of success in any endeavor on which you embark. Next, a feature article entitled, “Have a Heart and Help Your Heart: The Motivation and 4

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Consequences of Volunteering” looks at both personal and community benefits of being a volunteer to a worthy cause. The “Mommy Bulletin Board” celebrates a mother that is dedicated to organizing the activities of her family. This feature shares Happy Birthday Christine

heartfelt notes from the members of that family that have benefited from that organizing. This issue also has several other interesting articles, so enjoy and celebrate the grown woman that we know as Christine Michele Johnson. February 4, 2012


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Blast From the Past

Turning Back the Clock to 1977 A Look at Prices, Events and Culture when Christine Was Born Cost of Living Average cost of new house: $49,300.00 Average cost of candy bar: $0.15 Loaf of bread: $0.36 Gallon of milk: $1.67 Average income per year: $15,000.00 Average monthly rent: $240.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas: $0.65 New Ford (Car): $4,785.00 Renault Gordini (Car): $6998,00 BMW 320i (Car): $7990.00

Pop Culture Star Wars opens in cinemas and filmgoers line up for hours to see it.

Star Wars

The TV Mini Series “Roots” is aired on ABC winning top audience figures, 9 Emmys and a Golden Globe.

Smokey and the Bandit

Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42 from a heart attack on August 16th. The end of the season that resulted in James Evans being killed on Good Times prompting one of the greatest TV lines in history: “Damn, Damn, DAMN!”

Events

The US returns the Panama Canal back to Panama 165 people die in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire on May 28th The first Apple II computers went on sale The Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline opens Jimmy Carter Sworn in as 39th President of United States The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr NAVSTAR Global Positioning System GPS (precursor to modern GPS) Inaugurated by US Department of Defense

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Rocky A Star Is Born Saturday Night Fever King Kong The Deep Close Encounters of the Third Kind Annie Hall

Music

The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder.

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AL GREEN - Keep Me Cryin’ BARRY WHITE - It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me BOOTSY COLLINS - Can’t Stay Away BROTHERS JOHNSON - Strawberry Letter #23 COMMODORES - Brick House COMMODORES - Easy DENIECE WILLIAMS - Free EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Serpentine Fire EMOTIONS - Best of My Love EMOTIONS - Don’t Ask My Neighbors HEATWAVE - Boogie Nights JACKSONS - Enjoy Yourself KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND - I’m Your Boogie Man LOU RAWLS - See You When I Git There LTD - Back in Love Again MARVIN GAYE - Got To Give It Up NATALIE COLE - I’ve Got Love On My Mind O’JAYS - Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby ROSE ROYCE - I Wanna Get Next To You ROSE ROYCE - I’m Going Down STEVIE WONDER - I Wish STEVIE WONDER - Sir Duke TEDDY PENDERGRASS - I Don’t Love You Anymore

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Birthday Wishes

Happy 35th Birthday Christine Johnson Friends and Family Send Messages to Christine For Her Birthday

brothers and sisters in Christ. Loretta and I are truly grateful for your heartfelt labors of love for us at Point of Grace as you support us in launching the ministry. Grace and Peace to You on your 35th Birthday

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hrissy came to New Vision as a fresh faced teen many years ago and is now a mover and shaker. She was a faithful TMAC’ER (Young Adult Ministry) She got married has two kids and is making a difference in and outside our church. HAPPY B’DAY Chrissy!

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hrissy is such a hard-working, reliable, hilarious, supportive, creative, encouraging, honest and genuine friend who’s so much fun to be around. She’s someone you can count on to come through when you need her. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the times I’ve spent in ministry and hanging out with her. The dance ministry, TMAC, women’s ministry, toddler worship, game nights, birthday celebrations, bowling nights, and the planning/execution of events like baby showers, to name a few, wouldn’t have been the same without her. I love her

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dearly and thank God for the friendship we share. Happy 35th birthday, Chrissy! On this special day, may you fully know how much you are loved and appreciated!

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appy 35th birthday Chrissy! On this special day in your life we pray that you experience all that God has in store for you. May you bask in the glow of the many blessings He has bestowed on you and your family, friends, and your

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ou have truly been a wonderful addition to our lives. Just this morning we were watching our wedding video and your video interview. You said “a successful marriage is about being the right person and not just about finding the right person.” Well it’s the same in friendship and for over 10 years, you have truly been the “right” friend to both of us (individually) and to us as a couple/ family. You have taken care of and loved our children as if they were your own. You have prayed for us and celebrated with us as if the victory was yours as well. You have made us crack up to the point where our cheeks hurt and have helped strengthen our marriage with your advice and long hours of laughter and fun. Today, we thank you, celebrate you and honor you for being YOU! We love you and are so glad that the four of us (well 8 of us) are so close. Happy

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Birthday Wishes

35th birthday, Chrissy! Looking forward to at least 35 more years of much laughter and so much fun with you/yal! Happy Birthday!

Lawrence, Trina, Christian & Lilian Ferguson

she coordinates our retreats and Bible studies. She is not only creative, but detailed oriented and goes the distance to accomplish whatever the task. Challenges do not stop her. She is committed to success. If she presents you a problem, she also has alternative solutions in hand.

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hristine/Chris/Chrissy/Ms. Chris... if I had to sum up Mrs. Johnson in one word, it would be REAL! If you want someone who will give you an honest opinion about anything, talk to Chris. That is one of the things that I love the most about her. Some people don’t appreciate that... I DO!!

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hrissy is a valuable member of our TJAG Women’s Ministry leadership team. As the special events coordinator,

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y daughter has been an inspiration to me for some time now. When she was a little girl I saw something in her that could not be ignored. She was smart and a pleasure to be around. Never wanted to miss a day of school, even when she was sick. She excelled and graduated from high school at the ripe old age of 16. She received awards from Eleanor Roosevelt HS and also the Black Student Union Association @ the UMCP. She is involved with different ministries at our church and is a great example of what a great mother and wife should be, in that order (smile). I am so very proud to say

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rom the moment I first met Chrissy at New Vision, she’s always been the life of the party. She has one of those personalities that no matter whatever is going on, when she comes around, I know she’s going to do or say something that’s going to brighten your day, make you smile and without a doubt have me laughing. She’s been the friend I’ve known at New Vision the longest and it’s been amazing watching her grow over the years and seeing how much of an impact she’s continuing to make since the TMAC days. Congrats on an awesome 35 years so far Chrissy and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next round holds for you in the future!

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hristine is the most loyal and trustworthy person I know. She always keeps it real and lends an ear when necessary. I absolutely enjoy the comedian in her. You are guarenteed a good laugh whenever in her presence. She is going to kill me for saying this but, I will always remember the monkey and fish face you would make when we were little girls and staying up late on summer nights at granny’s house being silly. I am grateful for our friendship and I am so grateful to have such a loyal, dedicated and forgiving (all the times I hit you) cousin like you. Happy 35th woman and wishing you 35 + 35 more.....God Bless,

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One of the keys to success in anything you aspire to do or achieve is to be a professional at it. Being a professional requires more than saying you are a professional, but instead requires the acquisition and displaying of several key attributes. It involves your look, attitude and actions evidenced by the professionalism displayed by Christine Johnson. This article provides some of the key factors associated with being a professional. February 4, 2012

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Cleaning up Your Vocabulary One major move towards being a professional is ridding your vocabulary of phrases that have the ability to be detrimental to your success. Phrases riddled with derogatory language are not the types of phrases being addressed here, because it is already commonly understood that hitting your boss or clients with a profanity laced tirade is not the smartest career move you can make. The types of phrases being addressed here are: “That’s not my job” or “I can’t do that because I don’t know how”. These phrases are almost worse than ones laced with derogatory language, because the types of tirades in which you’d find derogatory phrases are typically a symptom of a spur-ofthe-moment overflow of frustration and/or anger that is likely to subside. “That’s not my job” and “I can’t do that because I don’t know how” are phrases not normally born out of spur-of the-moment feelings, but are instead indicative of a mindset that is not easily altered. Of course, it’s important to set appropriate limits on the things that you are expected to do, and it’s also important to prioritize your time effectively and not take on more than can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time. So why are these phrases so detrimental to success? Well, if you want to reach a level of success that you haven’t reached before, you often have to do some things that you’ve never done before. Also, thinking and working outside of the box can be important for your success and the success of whatever team you may be working in. Christine Johnson is an excellent example of this. Younger Christine may have been occasionally guilty of a slightly narrow-minded mentality, but the grown and mature Christine has definitely mastered a more outof-the-box approach to the benefit of herself and those around her. As an Event Planner/Coordinator/ Manager, Christine has done a wide array of events from birthday parties, expos, retreats and conferences. 2011 was definitely a breakout year for Christine, however, as she open her mind more to a ‘do what it takes’ mentality. She successfully planned a woman’s retreat for her church, New Vision, and also worked diligently in multiple capacities as the Conference Manager of an International conference known as Verify/ATI 2011. At the conference, she functioned as sponsor liaison, venue liaison, guest liaison, registration site administrator, aided with financial management, helped to

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develop key materials, and more, all to the ultimate success of the conference. Aside from her work in event planning, Christine is also an administrative assistant for the Department of Labor, DiJohn Innovative Consulting (DiJohn), and the Automated Testing Institute (ATI). For DiJohn and ATI, her flexibility has moved her to being especially instrumental in helping move each organization to growing prominence in the Information Technology field, evidenced by ATI’s high profile training for organizations such as AOL, and the upcoming launch of an ATI chapter in Europe. Many of the activities that she participated in carrying out were not in her initial “job description” and it meant doing some research and learning new things, but she took on those activities and everyone benefited in the end. In addition, she gained many new skills that will aid her in moving forward and being more successful in the future.

Looking Good Speaking of vocabulary and phrases, have you ever heard the phrase, “If you look good you feel good”? If you haven’t heard (or at least read) it before, now you have, and it is a phrase that you should not soon forget. This phrase is very important, because, while looks are not everything, your outward appearance is often a reflection of how you feel inside; and by extension, how you feel inside is often impacted by your appearance. Therefore, if you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good, you are inspired to move towards success. No one is more aware of this, at least at some subconscious level, than Christine. Whenever she feels she’s in a slump, she begins her move out of that slump by making subtle modifications to her appearance. Though she possesses a natural beauty, she may enhance that beauty with a little make-up. She might paint a special design on her finger nails, or maybe even her toenails; although no one else is likely to see her toenails, it doesn’t matter because she knows it’s there. She might freshen up the hair-do and throw in some eye contacts, unless she’s going for the sexy, intelligent look in which case she’ll go with the glasses instead. She may put on her best outfit, complete with matching underclothes, or she may even buy a new accessory or article of clothing that she thinks her husband doesn’t know about.

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How To Be a Professional ultimately freeing herself to continue her march towards success.

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Seize Opportunities

Utilize Connections

Opportunities are fleeting. Too often people miss good opportunities because they mistake procrastination for patience. They procrastinate in the name of patience as they lay in wait for some huge, “overnight success” opportunity. They may procrastinate in the name of patience as they wait for all the answers to be laid in their laps. Or they procrastinate in the name of patience because fear of making mistakes convinces them that they are not ready to make a move. Well, first, it’s important to note that it often takes years to achieve “over-night” success. Some people are lucky enough to be walking down the street and have someone approach them out of the blue with a lifechanging proposition, but most of us have to work hard for a long time before things begin to dramatically move forward. When they finally move forward, it often happens quickly giving the appearance of overnight success, but in truth it was anything but. Second, we will seldom have all of the answers when we move forward with an opportunity, but the more we operate, the more answers we receive. Last, don’t be afraid of mistakes. Noone is perfect, so why people spend so much time attempting to put up the appearance of perfection is a mystery. If you make a mistake, admit that mistake, put in place some mechanism to help prevent having that mistake repeated, then move forward.

Who you know is often as important as what you know, because success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. No one has a complete set of resources within themselves so it’s important to be able to reach out to others for those resources. Nor does any single person have complete and total influence in every area of business or life for that matter, therefore, it’s important to reach out to those that have influence in the areas in which you seek to obtain success or favor. Christine has definitely worked to maximize the benefits of the connections that she’s made. For example, as she worked to lead her family’s effort to write a children’s book, she leveraged a connection she made with the friend of her cousin. This friend was in the field of graphic design, so he and his company were tapped to do illustrations for the book.

Mature Christine has certainly used many of these lessons to improve her professional bona fides. She has spent less time passively waiting – aka procrastinating – and more time actively waiting, which is a true display of patience. Despite not having all of the answers, she moves forward seizing opportunities and gaining insight from her actions. For example, when she and her family decided to turn their love of reading and spending time together into a project in which they’d collectively author a published book, none of them was really sure how that was going to happen. Christine seized on the opportunity to take the lead in making this happen. Now her family is on the verge of having their first children’s book published, forming a new business venture and also finding a higher purpose in it all as they actively

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Another example is in her work with ATI. ATI produces a quarterly magazine, plus a special 4th quarter edition, which results in the production of five issues each year. A limited number of personnel were responsible for the production of these magazine issues, so the organization was in need of some freelance contributions to the effort. Recognizing this, Christine leveraged a relationship she forged with a coworker from a separate contract on which she worked to obtain some much needed freelance help.

Make Improvements One final suggestion for being a professional is to continuously work to leave a situation better than you found it. Study and learn the environment that you’re in and come up with helpful suggestions to improve it. Being a professional is more than just doing what you’re told. It’s more than simply doing the bare minimum to get by. A true professional evaluates orders and when appropriate offers suggestions for how those orders may be made more effective and/or efficient. Christine has done this regularly to improve the organizations in which she’s worked. For example, in working with ATI, she was responsible for ordering hardcopies of magazines to ship to subscribers. She could have simply done this job without giving a single thought to the cost involved with ordering these magazines, but instead she actively evaluated other printing companies until she found one that was more reliable, more feature rich and less expensive. Thus, her efforts to go above and beyond resulted in a reduction in cost and increase in quality. Another example is in her work as an administrative assistant for various organizations. For one organization she was tasked with making travel arrangements for company executives. She could’ve made these arrangements and simply sent the bare minimum information in an email. Instead, however, she created detailed packets so that the travelers would have the information on hand as they were on the move. In addition, she organized a meeting to explain the packets that she prepared in order to prevent potential confusion.

Conclusion Professionalism is a critical component for success. Following these key factors illustrated by Christine will definitely help you to be more of a professional and thus increase your chances of success.

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Volunteering discussed In the context of Christine Johnson and the various activities and initiaves she devotes herself to.

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The act of selflessly giving your life to something you believe free of pay. Although if a person volunteers they may not earn money, it produces a feeling of self-worth and volunteers earn respect and Favors instead of money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteering

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ome reports have shown that four in five charities utilize the contributions and services of those that find it in their hearts to be volunteers. So, with such amazing statistics, it is not hard to envision where these charitable organizations would be without the help of such compassionate, benevolent human beings in their ranks. These organizations would be much less effective, if effective at all, and the recipients of the goodwill these organizations spread would be much worse off than they would otherwise be. Volunteers often perform a wide array of activities for charitable organizations from delivering goods, donating money, offering technical expertise and even free administrative services. Some help to directly address physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people, while others do so indirectly by serving February 4, 2012

on boards or holding high ranking offices in an organization. Whatever the role, volunteers are critical to the well-being of many organizations, people, animals, and the world at large. These facts are not lost on people like Christine Johnson, who spend much of their time volunteering for organizations in which they believe. Charity Navigator, a website on charitable giving reports that a recent government study reveals that 63.4 million Americans volunteered in some capacity in 2009 (http://www. charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=201). They also shared results of another study that quantified the amount of time Americans spend volunteering at a median of 52 hours. The report also attempts to quantify the monetary value of such volunteer work. Charity Navigator states that:

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“Such a giving spirit is clearly positive for the recipients of the volunteer work, and is also clearly a selfless attempt by kindhearted people to aid those in need. It turns out, however, that although it is not their intention, volunteers do

Christine volunteering at President Barack Obama’s inauguration

reap some positive benefits from their deeds.” It is nearly impossible to quantify the financial value of all these volunteers. Many tasks completed by volunteers do not have counterparts in the for-profit sector by which we can measure their value. These calculations become even more complex if you try to incorporate the costs of benefits that the charity would incur by hiring a full-time employee to cover the work of volunteers. To simplify things, many charities use the industry standard of $20.25 per hour to calculate the monetary value of their volunteers. Thus the median American, who volunteered 52 hours in 2008, gave approximately $1,053 to charity. So why do people do it? Some people may do it because of vanity. They like being patted on the back and being told how good they are. This doesn’t seem to be the motivation for people like Christine, though, evident in some of the volunteer efforts she undertakes. For years, she has voluntarily donated blood to the Red Cross. The organization knows her by name and regularly calls her at home to figure out when they can set up her next appointment. Her husband jokingly refers to them as vampires, due to the tenaciousness they display in trying to get her blood! Giving blood is a thankless task. You never meet the people that are aided by your contribution, and there is no wide spread adulation that comes along with it. It is a simple, private task that many people perform for no other reason than to, in some way, make a difference in the lives of others. While donating blood is a relatively quick task, some of Christine’s other charitable endeavors are not. She also donates 18 Grown Woman Magazine

her time and talents to various church organizations. New Vision Church, an organization for which she was one of the original members, has seen the benefits of her giving spirit. She has served in many capacities volunteering in the Ushers of Praise dance group, volunteering her time as a group facilitator for various church study and training groups, and working in the New Beginnings Ministry to help get new church members acclimated to the church and in some instances to spiritual living. The children of New Vision Church have also benefited as she volunteers regularly to watch and share kid friendly spiritual teachings to toddlers during church services in the structured, daycare-esk group known as toddler worship. Eve Ferguson, a longtime friend and fellow volunteer, summed-up Christine’s efforts by saying, “The dance ministry, TMAC [The More Than A Conqueror Ministry], women’s ministry, toddler worship, game nights, birthday celebrations, bowling nights, and the planning/execution of events like baby showers, to name a few, wouldn’t have been the same without her.” Pastor Ronald Crawford, the head of New Vision Church, had this to say about Christine, “Chrissy came to New Vision as a fresh faced teen many years ago and is now a mover and shaker.” In addition to New Vision, Christine has also recently begun volunteering her administrative and planning talents to a new church that was born out of New Vision called Point of Grace. The Pastor of this new church issued a statement from him and his wife about Christine’s service saying, “Loretta and I are truly grateful for your heartfelt labors of love for us at Point of Grace

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Volunteering as you support us in launching the ministry.”

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Such a giving spirit is clearly positive for the recipients of the volunteer work, and is also clearly a selfless attempt by kindhearted people to aid those in need. It turns out, however, that although it is not their intention, volunteers do reap some positive benefits from their deeds. AmeriCorp released an article on the positive health benefits that come with volunteering. The article sites studies revealing that volunteering can lead to improved physical and mental health. Specifically, these studies revealed that significant health benefits were enjoyed by people that volunteered about 100 hours per year. Below is an excerpt from the article: “There is now a convergence of research leading to the conclusion that helping others makes people happier and healthier. So the word is out – it’s good to be good. Science increasingly says so,” said Dr. Stephen Post, a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and co-author of the forthcoming book “Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research That Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life.” (http://www.

A separate report lists the following top benefits of volunteering: More than three quarters (79%) of volunteers said that their volunteer activities helped them with their interpersonal skills, such as understanding people better, motivating others, and dealing with difficult situations. Just over two thirds (68%) of volunteers said that volunteering helped them to develop better communication skills Sixty three percent reported increased knowledge about issues related to their volunteering. (http://www.givingandvolunteering.ca/files/ giving/en/factsheets/benefits_of_volunteering.pdf) So, while it was already common knowledge that volunteering was beneficial to those on the receiving end of the volunteered goods and services, we now know that volunteering is also beneficial to the volunteers themselves. And the benefits are multifold. With that said, people like Christine must be really healthy and well adjusted.

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