Friday, June 8, 2012

85-Year-Old School Volunteer "Fails" Retirement

From Doing Good:

A Denver native, Bea Horovitz, 85, spent her adult life as a medical technician and a secretary while she and her husband raised four children.   Since retiring in 1991, Horovitz  has volunteered  in the front offices of Denver Public Schools.

Bea had three goals in mind for retirement, “I was looking at physical activities, mental activities, and things to just fill up time...To fill in time, I looked around and decided where would I be needed?"  Bea explains.

Nearly 20 years later, she’s worked in a handful of different public schools using her office and organization skills, putting in an average of 20-30 hours each month during the school year.

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Today's spark of light came from Debra Berry, author of THE ART OF BEING HUMAN, a blog that started with Berry's 90 Day No Negativity Challenge.  Berry says about today's post, ". It's easier to do good than you think. It doesn't have to be a grand project or big outlaying of time and this site proves that. There are hundreds of ways to make your little corner of planet earth a better place. Simply being happy and being kind matters. It's either fear or love, baby. You make it happen."

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