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Mike Dalton

Mike Dalton

A resident of Middletown for 30 years. A 1996 graduate of Middletown Area High School and 2000 graduate of Delaware Valley College. Very active in the community with a variety of different organizations. An avid sports fan, supporter of all Philadelphia sports teams and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Family oriented and a strong faith.

Volunteer to Green Up Your Grass

Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:28

For this blog I have chosen to expand on the previous "Is The Grass Realy Greener On The Other Side?".  I have volunteered houndreds of hours of my time to non-profit organizations in Middletown and the great feeling i get in return is irreplacable.  By volunterring I am not only helping out a particular organization but also individual people.  Seeing and hearing the appreciation from those organizations and people gives me a feeling unlike any other.  There is this feel good sense that cant be replaced.  That feeling of giving back and knowing you are doing something good for people and your community gives you a sense of pride.  I choose to volunteer so that i can water the grass that i live on. I dont want to go somewhere else because i think the grass is greener there.  I want to make my grass greener right here in Middletown, not only for myself but all of the residence.

By volunteering we all can help make our community (Middletown) a much better place.  There are many organizations such as churches, the Middletown Youth Club, Middletown Public Library, Save The Elks campain, Interfaith Food Pantry and many others right here in Middletown and in the surrounding communities that we can all assist. Each of these organizations play a vital roll in making our town what it is and by stepping up and helping their cause you too can be part of that roll.

So I ask you, are you volunteering? Are you watering your grass and helping to make it greener right where you are? Or are you still thinking the grass is greener on the other side? Remember, no matter where you go the grass is always going to need some watering or it will brown out and die just like it may be now. 

I often hear people talk about their jobs or where they live, always saying they wished they worked somewhere else or lived in a different town.  But is the grass really greener on the other side?  

We often as humans think that something else has got to be better especially when things are not going as planned or how we would like them to go.  We say we are going to find another job or move to another town because we simply don't like the way this or that is happening or going.  Very little do we sit back and ask ourselves; what have we done to help make the grass where we are  greener, how can we help improve our town, community and neighborhood.  The grass is simply greener on the other side because someone has take the time to water the grass. They have gotten involved, they have taken the time to actually care about the current town they live in or strive to be the best at the current job they work at. It’s amazing what a little time and energy put forth can do to help that little patch of grass we all have in this world look a little greener.  

So the next time you think your job could be better or your town could be better or whatever it may be, step back and ask yourself;  am I watering the grass on my side?