It's really important to me to be a volunteer and to be involved in the community. My problem is that I will often get so engrossed I forget that I have to pull back for my own mental and physical sanity (I'm still a mommy and have to share the wealth with my rugrats first!). But last night, I served as an Election Judge and my budgeting and accounting experience really helped. My 12 years of sales and customer service really helped. And just being a good neighbor really helped. I really loved that experience (but thank God that only happens every 2 years - it's completely exhausting).
You're right, Tricia, pay it forward!