One of the things I love the most is being inspired and encouraged by others. I am truly thankful that we were never meant to live life alone (Genesis 1:28). We are built for connection and so I consider it one of my greatest privileges to be part of a community which celebrates the importance of relationships designed to build each other up, encourage one another and journey at certain points in our lives together.
It was Helen Keller who once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” which is a statement I wholeheartedly agree with! For those of you who haven’t heard of Helen Keller before she was an inspirational American author and educator who lived between 1880-1968. Helen achieved extraordinary things during her lifetime. All of which she did while living with sight and hearing impairments. If you have a chance to learn more about Helen Keller I would encourage you to do so because she truly was an influential figure from the 20th century.
Rightly so, we can do much more together... from the staff team who work hard behind the scenes to provide what we hope is a friendly and professional service, to our Trustees who govern the Charity and our volunteers who are kind and generous with their time. Partner organisations and consultants also add huge value to our work and our scheme members continue to be at the heart of the charity because it is their voice we want to continue to respond to. So within this blog I wanted to give thanks for the power of ‘togetherness’. I am feeling hopeful about this new season of refreshment, renewal and regeneration as we recover from the impact of the past year and begin to make steps to connect with our scheme members and volunteers again.