I’m sure that over the years you have heard the same thing I have that goes something like this. “Somebody should have, Anybody could have, but Nobody did, and now nobody has, and nothing happened”. I may have the phrasing all wrong, but nevertheless, you get the drift.
I was speaking with a friend the other day and they mentioned that we no longer have a Social Committee in our Village. Now that is a bit of a bummer! Joan so far has said that she has done her bit, having been on and chaired the Social committee in the past. She has also been on the board and has chaired that position as well. Maybe I should do something for our community, but I did our house organ, the SPGV Scuttlebutt for about 6 years, I was a committee of one when I was the “Snowman” the place where the buck stopped when the snow management didn’t go right. I did that for a few years too. Oh yes, I served on the Maintenance Committee as a member and as the chair, again for a number of years. I also was tasked with doing the posters and tickets for the Social events.
All the while there are some people that have yet to do anything in the way of volunteering for our community! But you know what? I got this email on a vitamin today from a guy I have known for years, and who I did business when I was still employed. ( Before I went to dun workin’, and retired). We have coffee together once a month, compare notes and remember the “Good Old Days”. sometimes we just BS ach other. Morris was a retail Service Manager for one of the largest GM dealers in Canada, here in Calgary, and it was my privilege to work with him over the years. He sent this along, I liked it and I think you will too. It is also appropriate to the beginning of this blog, there is some linkage here.
Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How is it possible that I can get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.
With one of them I am polite. With another I joke. With another I can be a bit naughty ..
I can sit down and talk about serious matters with one. With another I laugh a lot. I listen to one friend’s problems. Then I listen to another one’s advice for me.
My friends are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. A treasure of friends!
They are my friends who understand me better than I understand myself.
They’re friends who support me through good days and bad.
Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.
If you enjoy Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments, it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.
I’m so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!
In summary, we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together and pray for each other in the tough moments.
So, there you have it. Vitamin F! We need a Social committee, just to keep us in good shape and keep up our supply of Vitamin F. We need this committee for our community well being, and I know I am being selfish with that statement. Isn’t there somebody out there who would be willing to take on the, chair, supervisor, manager, or whatever title appeals to you, so that we can get our Social committee back, and increase our supply of Vitamin F. There are some 240 people living here, give or take a few. There must be somebody who can organize it, there are a lot of us who can and will help. We need the organizer!
Have a Great Day!