Archives for July 2012

Community Service

image depicting volunteersCommunity Service is Important

I know this is a legal blog or “blawg” as some like to say, but there are things as important to us as practicing law. One of those is performing community service.  Early in our careers we were members of the Downtown Dallas Kiwanis Club. We met a lot of great people and raised many for some great causes.

Michelle served as President of the Junior League of Longview. Again, that is a great organization and helps a lot of people.

Recently, however, we became involved in our children’s schools. First, Michelle as a PTA member and officer. I became involved when I agreed to serve as a member of a school board appointed committee to study the needs of the school district and make recommendations for a potential bond. While serving on this committee, I came to realize the importance of being involved in my community.  I have since become involved booster clubs,  a PAC dedicated to excellence in the schools, and the school’s Education Foundation.  Some of my best friends have been made while working together to serve others.

Others have recognized the importance of being involved as a volunteer as follows:

No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Ronald Reagan

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

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 your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington

This is not an advertisement for any particular service organization or need. There are many opportunities to serve, from church to service organizations, school foundations and booster clubs. The important thing is to find your niche and get involved. The personal rewards from helping others are endless.

East Texas Attorneys Chris Jones is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Michelle Jones is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law .  Please contact us, Jones & Jones, Attorneys at Law, at 888-236-4878 or contact us by email.