MENTORSHIP

BEING A MENTOR IS SUCH AN AMAZING PRIVILEGE.  FEW GIFTS COMPARE TO BEING ABLE TO IMPACT THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF ANOTHER PERSON IN A POSITIVE WAY.

WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN SHARE WITH A YOUNGER PERSON, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, DIRECTIONS. EQUALLY THERE ARE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO NEED DIRECTION IN THEIR LIVES.  MANY SINGLE PARENTS, WHO WORK, STRUGGLE TO FIND BALANCE WITH THE DEMANDS OF THEIR PROFESSIONS PLUS REARING THEIR CHILDREN.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD!  WE CAN OFFER HELP WITH HOMEWORK, OR BABYSITTING.  MAYBE WE CAN SHARE SOMETHING FROM OUR GROCERY LISTS.  WHAT MATTERS IS, IF YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.  WHAT MATTERS IS, IF YOU ARE LIVING LIVES THAT INSPIRES AND ENCOURAGES ANOTHER PERSON.

IT IS MY EXPERIENCE THAT MANY SINGLE MOMS FEEL OVERWHELMED AND OFTEN TIMES WORTHLESS.  THEY HAVE DREAMS BUT NO ONE TO HELP THEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  WE CAN EVEN HELP WITH THE RESEARCH.  MY EMPLOYER CALLS ME A MARTYR, (SARCASTICALLY I THINK), WHICH I AM NOT.  HONESTLY SOMETIMES I GET FRUSTRATED AT WHAT I SEE AROUND ME, AND I WANT TO DO SO MUCH, YET I KNOW THERE IS A NEED FOR MORE THAN JUST ME.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE GET CAUGHT UP WITH OUR OWN LIVES, AND THAT IN ITSELF IS A TASK, BUT MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, BECOMING A MENTOR TO A YOUNG PERSON COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE, IN OUR CLUTTERED LIVES.

ALEXIA A. A. HILL

FOLLOW ME @singlemomsfaith

allybourne2wordpress.com

 

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