Things are about to get really busy in the PV World and we hope you join us in the journey, whether in person or by following along on the website:
In 1 Week
– 15 Northern Illinois University students will be arriving in Wyoming County, West Virginia for a week of service. This is NIU’s 19 consecutive spring break with us! (March 11th -18th)
In 3 Weeks
– PVs will be in Bradley Beach, NJ for a reunion
weekend. (See previous email/post for details) If you plan on joining us, please let us know as soon as you can so we can make arrangements. We hope to have a big turnout for this PV Reunion. I mean really, what is more fun than hanging out with your PV family??? (March 25th)
In 7 Weeks – The PVs will be in Seattle for a week, performing service throughout the city. There are many local PVs that will be taking part and it is not too late to join them! If you plan on coming, let us know soon! (April 23rd-29th)
And a little further off, in 16 Weeks the PV Summer Program in West Virginia begins… more on that one later
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
From “The Lorax”
In honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Suess) birthday yesterday
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
*This was originally suppose to post on Friday, but for technical issues did not post. Better late than never, right?
What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.
Robert F. Kennedy
It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.
Whitney M. Young
Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am grateful for all that this year has given me, including the lessons it has given to my soul.
This year I will be kinder and more compassionate to myself and to all beings.
I will stop being so hard on me.
I will laugh more.
I will unplug more.
I will shift into my heart more.
I will make the time to connect to the Divine and feed my spirit.
I will let go of the small stuff.
I will surround myself with uplifting people and activities.
This is my truth and so it is. Amen.
― Eileen Anglin
During the summer program, each day the volunteers are given an inspirational quote to think about during the day. We decided to expand that and offer up a quote each Friday on our website and we are calling it our “Friday Food For Thought.” Today is the first Friday of 2017, so no better time to start.