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|06-22-2008, 07:46 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
A Possible Cool Service Work Oppurtunity.
This past Friday I attended my usual 7PM Big Book Study. After the meeting a fellow member walked up to me and complimented me on how I read when I read out loud. Each person in the group takes a turn reading a paragraph out of the BB. It happens this past Friday was "We Agnostics". She said to me that she does work for the Association For The Blind, and she asked me if I would be interested in reading books out loud for audio tapes and even possibly for a local radio station!!!
She gave me the phone number and to drop her name. She also said that I would be interviewed but said she sure they would like my voice, how I read, and knows they would use me.
What a cool way to do some service work!!! I love to read, and I see this as God letting me do two things I like to do at the same time.
I'm calling Monday to inquire about it. I'll let you all know how it goes.
|06-22-2008, 07:56 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Leap of Faith Survivor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Thank you, Tom, what a great idea!
I am somewhat limited physically..and would be interested in doing the same..
We have a CNIB nearby by ...I think I will give them a call....Love to read to people and I do have a good reading voice if I do say so myself..
looking forward to hearing how it goes for you..
You need to give up the life you have in order to have the life that is
waiting for you.
|06-22-2008, 08:40 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Attitude of Gratitude
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dayton, Ohio
That is sooo cool, Tom!
I have had people compliment me on my reading voice at BB Meetings as well. Nearly every meeting I go to, the Chairperson gives me How It Works!You have given me a wonderful idea on how to give back to the community as well. Since I am still off work due to my medical conditions, I have so much time on my hands that I could pull my hair out. I've thought many times about volunteering at a hospital or the like, but most things require a good deal of walking, which is one of the things that I am unable to do at this time. My mind is swirling with ideas now thanks to you. I know libraries used to have story time reading but with today being the Playstation world, I'll have to see if they still do. My Mom lives in an Assisted Living Facility and I imagine I could talk to the Activities Director and see what we could come up with there.
Thanks so much for sharing your news and for giving me some wonderful ideas on how to give back to others while keeping myself busy as well. Boredom isn't a good thing for this alcoholic/addict. And do keep us updated!
Just when the Catterpillar thought her life was over, She became a Butterfly
|06-22-2008, 08:46 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Belgian Sheepdog Adictee
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In Today
Never got to do books for the blind, but I have done a lot of reading for the elderly, when I visit the folks that no longer get visitors. They really like to be read to, as with bad eyesight it's gets harder and harder.
I too love to read and do lots and lots of it. I'm saving my pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, etc to get the "Kindle" from Amazon.com. It's really quite amazing! This is not a 'sales pitch' for it, however, I did email them asking if they would look into working a deal with World Services, so that the Big Book, 12 and 12, Came to Believe could be put on the Kindle at the owner's discretion. Their response was that they will look into it.
It is quite a device.
I think this opportunity for you is TERRIFIC!!!!!
I believe you just got a "God Shot."
Love and hugs,
God Bless You All As You Trudge The Road
Of Happy Destiny (especially when you are
trudgin thru alligators up to your butt)
Sobriety: AA June 7, 1981
Codependency: Alanon June 7, 1984
|06-22-2008, 02:57 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
After I became legally blind...I did use both services.
I agree Tom....it's a needed and appreciated service.
About 4 years ago...our local Lions Club purchased a
PC program....Zoom Text...that magnifies and reads to me.
I returned the radio and book machine
preferring my PC and MP3 books.
It's super that you are considering this...
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
|06-23-2008, 09:01 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
An excellent idea, something I should check out myself, let us know how it goes Tom.
All BB quotes are from the First Edition of the BB
Sobriety date 18 Sept. 2006
Sober today thanks to AA
|06-23-2008, 09:09 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2005
I would like to do that myself.
As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
-- Maitri Upanishads
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