From Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul

Volunteer’s Creed

Though my troubles and my worries

are sometimes all that I can see—

still I always must remember

life’s not only about me.

Other souls are also hurting

and I know that it’s God’s plan

to reach out to help another—

to extend to them my hand.

With this purpose as my focus—

to be a comfort to a friend—

all my troubles and my worries

seem to fade out in the end.

It is one of God’s true lessons—

how my walk is meant to be—

true happiness I find when

life’s not only about me.

Tom Krause

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