We do, however, have the power to determine how we respond to what befalls us. Each rupture in our life is fraught with opportunity for growth. Transformation involves a shift in our attitude or perspective that allows for the experience of new possibilities. Each transition provides a chance to come back to a truer version of who we are.
Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!
It isn't easy to ask for help. We may feel that asking for help means we are weak. We think we should be smart enough and strong enough and decisive enough to solve our own problems or not have problems at all. But sometimes intelligence and strength and willpower aren't what we need. We all have our blind spots, and we can benefit from a different perspective. We can't do it alone.