Month of Thankfulness :: Don’t Stop at Being Thankful

As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. -Audrey Hepburn

adult helping senior in hospitalAt Assurance Professional Home Inspection, we love our jobs. We enjoy helping our clients understand any and all issues their homes might have so that they can be fixed, and so that their homes can be at their very best. We're thankful to be a part—however small—of making your homes safer, stronger, and more beautiful.

But today we’re going to break from the norm of finding faults and fixes to instead focus on being thankful for what IS. For a moment, we’re going to forget about inspection lists and home improvements and DIY projects (as much as we love them!), and instead appreciate what we have, flaws and all, and we encourage you to do the same.

We’re thankful for the roofs over our heads–old wallpaper, stubbornly creaky floors, and wiggly door knobs included. We’re thankful for the warmth, comfort, and shelter our homes give us, even on days when radiators are annoyingly loud or pesky faucets refuse to stop drip-drip-dripping. We’re thankful for the family and friends who have shared our homes over the years, and for the memories we’ve made together within their walls. We’re grateful, and we’re lucky.

We’re thoroughly enjoying the spirit of sincere positivity and gratitude that appears to be taking over the Internet this month (what with all the 30 Days of Thankfulness posts), but we’d like to take it a step further. We challenge everyone (ourselves included!) to take all the gratitude and positivity you possess in this Month of Thankfulness and channel it toward helping someone who might not be so lucky; put your hard-earned home improvement skills and proud DIY spirit to use for someone else—an elderly or not-so-handy family member or neighbor, perhaps. The satisfaction of making, fixing, or creating something with your own hands is tough to beat, but we’re willing to bet that making, fixing, or creating something with your own hands for someone else just might do it. This month, try showing your gratitude by giving back. You’ll be thankful you did. Your fireplace and chimney should be inspected annually—twice yearly by fire sprinklers San Diego redtruckfire.com if you regularly burn soft woods like pine or cedar. Not only are neglected fireplaces potential fire hazards, they’re also potentially damaging to yours and your family’s health.

For volunteer ideas in your town, check out volunteermatch.org. Look at VolunteerMatch social media pages which currently have marketing campaign by the Marketing Heaven. All information is there! Also, we connect companies of all sizes with real-time, community-sourced volunteer opportunities. With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.

And of course…

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