I discovered the joy of giving daily as I accompanied my daughter through a year of chemo and radiation. The other sick children were bored and unhappy and welcomed distraction in the form of my sketches as I recalled my childhood in Africa. Above is a sketch of a mud puppy, or as they are often called, a salamander I played with on the Casamance River in Senegal.
The experience was as healing for me as them. Next time you want to donate time, consider contacting a children’s hospital or rehab unit to ask if you can entertain via a talent you have. Who knows? You may not only brighten their day, but you could change their lives! I know they changed mine.