My Greatest Joy


With the holiday season here, I recall the many events and volunteer positions I participated in to celebrate the season and community. Church, non-profit and business gatherings, all requiring organization and enthusiasm. Hard work to celebrate the spirit of Life.

Β My greatest joy in life has been in volunteering my efforts to help the greater good. I attest that giving yourself with love is addictive, rewarding and a great way to connect. It is my greatest joys to contribute to the world and grow with all that surrounds me.

Volunteer work started as a requirement to complete high school and the opportunity taught me about the abundance of love that exists when you’re willing to give. For me, it was a step towards acceptance because it encouraged me to share myself regardless of epilepsy and proved that a disability is not an incapability. Giving built my sense of self-worth, connected me to others and offered new dreams. Nothing beats the love I feel when I’m told someone who volunteered with me remembers who I am twenty years later. Volunteer work didn’t build me an empire, it gave me experience, love and accomplishment.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

8 thoughts on “My Greatest Joy

  1. Astrid, I was looking at an old post of mine from 2015. I found a comment from you and remember your blog at that time. So I have tried to find what stopped my hearing from you. I find that you my manage folders show that I have you set to be receiving notification from you. I don’t know what stopped that. Anyway, I am glad to see that you are still active and doing well. Are you still on Word Press? Hope to hear from you.

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    1. Oneta, I’m still on Word Press. Thank you for reaching out, it’s great to hear from people who know of me from other times. I hope you find a solution to receive my posts, I’d love to have you as a reader.

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