To AssumePosted: April 27, 2011
Hi, friends!! You know what this picture means :D
What a good way to start a morning! My OOIAJ were made up of 1/3 cup oats, water and skim milk, 1/2 a banana, a pinch of Kashi Crisp!, Nutella and almond slivers.
I love waking up and not having to think about making breakfast! Does that qualify me as super lazy? ;)
I got up early to work out, but upon actually moving, I discovered an extremely sore back. Ouch! I’m not one to disregard pain, so there was no workout for me today. I figure I can take a day off and rest, or push through and hurt myself to the point where I’d have to take several days off. I think the choice is easy :)
So, yesterday I mentioned my new volunteer opportunity, but I didn’t want to talk about it until I had my first meeting. For privacy’s sake, I won’t mention the name of the program, but I am working with court-ordered domestic violence offenders.
I was shocked, because when I think “domestic violence” a certain type of person comes to mind. By “person” I mean an uneducated, low income, male. But when I walked in, there were 4 white upper-middle class men in suits. Then three women showed up. Then more and more people started coming in and I realized I could know any one of these people.
I was embarrassed of my preconceived notions and biases. For me, this first group meeting reaffirmed just how important it is to not judge people and make assumptions. It reminded me of the little ditty my mom taught me about making assumptions…
Never forget how to spell “assume.” It makes an ASS out of U and ME ;)
The program seems like an amazing one, and I’m so excited for the next 4 months of group. Needless to say, I am optimistic about this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to know the group better. It’s quite exciting!
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Wednesday! If all goes well, tonight could be my last Wednesday night class of the semester. Keep your fingers crossed!
Let’s chat – Did your breakfast make you happy like mine did? Do you volunteer?