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Hello Saturday! It’s a Volunteer Day!! Bring on the rain!


Today will be a nice stormy day in the Seattle area which should make my day interesting. This morning we are doing some volunteer clean up work with the Boy Scout Troop for the church that we meet at. Gusty winds with rain and temperatures in high 40s to high 50s. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Luckily, the clean up is from 9 am to 12 noon. These are the times I honestly hate having to “set the example”. You read all the time all about leading by example. I would much rather be at home this morning, sitting by my wife’s gas fireplace, watching some college football. Or even reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Beautiful and Damned” (it is my current book).

However, this is a good opportunity to give back to the church that allows us a place to meet and stow our Boy Scout gear. For a few hours of simple help, we can show others that we appreciate their sponsorship.

Being a leader is stepping up to the plate and setting the example even though you don’t feel like it. And being a sarcastic leader makes the leadership even more fun!

At least today will give me the opportunity to yell at Scouts and make them cry. Hopefully, it pours down rain and makes it a miserable experience. We wouldn’t want them to have fun, right? Giving back should be painful, right? Oh, I hope there are some blisters on their hands too!

Sorry, if my post today isn’t worthless advice to you. Have an awesome Saturday doing whatever you like!!

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4 responses to “Hello Saturday! It’s a Volunteer Day!! Bring on the rain!

  1. Shelley October 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Ak. We head up to the Island on Tuesday. Rain rain rain….

  2. The Cutter October 27, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Ugh, setting a good example is SO exhausting. At least you get to be a little sadistic while doing it.

    • Kevin October 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      One of the kids just walked around like he was a zombie from The Walking Dead show. I’m pretty sure his parents like to get him out of the house any chance they can.

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