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I’m just back from a weekend volunteering in Barretstown (Barretstown is a specially-designed camp that provides Therapeutic Recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses and their families).

Just as we were wrapping up today it struck me that this is almost a small world of it’s own. Quiet frequently you hear the volunteers asking each other “how did you hear about Barretstown?” and the answers are always different. I heard a good one this weekend; the lady being questioned fancied Paul Newman (the founder) when she was young, so she decided to get a bit closer!

It is an amazing place, such variety in the volunteers, and looking at it from a volunteers perspective; there are two simple laws that keep this world in motion:

#1. Everyone gives their best

#2. Everything that you give is appreciated

If you ever were unsure of the Spiritual Law of Giving and Receiving this is where it is put into practice. In such a simple and beautiful way. If you give a smile, you get one back. Many smiles given and received make a great weekend.

A great weekend makes a memory that lasts a lifetime. It’s not just the beauty of the place, the memory of the weekend is the fun, laughs, smiles, pure energy. Whatever you put in, you get back.

Sometimes we can feel small and insignificant in the bigger world we live in. Maybe it’s about making a difference in a smaller world?

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein

What can you give to the world?