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Here’s your poem for Challenge Day 9!
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Today and everyday we get to choose between being an individual who questions the value of generosity, selflessness, living true abundance and the one who chooses to build bridges for others.

I encourage you to read one of my favorite poems; I hope it inspires you to build the bridge of abundance and significance today. 

The Bridge Builder
by Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

How are you donating your time and treasure for today’s challenge? Please share in the comments below.

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I am a Stephen Minister, and have been for almost 11 years. My time spent with Care Receivers is a gift from God. My purpose is to help others walk through their valley’s in a one to one setting. I receive much more than this soul can ever give. God allows me a front row seat to watch Him work in others lives. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. It is true…you can’t out give God!

Yesterday and tonight I am sharing my time with my church. I teach parents about the blessed sacrament of baptism and about a faith in God that I am committed to and love sharing with others. I get to share my love for our Holy Trinity. I could not ask for a better way to volunteer my time each week.

Thanks for the poem. I am writing a book which celebrates our 50 happy years of marriage. You have given me yet another reason for getting our experiences and lessons learned out of me and onto paper for others. Thank you for your life of helping others.

Thank you very much…. I needed this. If I’d read it sooner in the day. All is well. I appreciate you very much!!

Tonight I’m working a concessions stand at the St. Louis Rams’ football game to help raise funds for two college sports teams. The great thing about donating/volunteering is the interaction with people and the good feelings you get knowing you’re helping out. Even washing dishes and cleaning can be fun activities when you know you’re a part of something that’s going to benefit others.

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