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Serving Others

They say it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile so why aren’t we using our muscles to smile? There are people that are such a bright light. They light up the room! A preacher once said to be generous with your life, love, and laughter. In the last two years (during the pandemic) we have seen so many individuals that are gone way too soon. However, for some of them, they left a legacy of service behind. Countless recollections of what a heart of service looks like. Countless recollections of individuals who were always willing to step in and help, encourage, and make someone’s day just a bit brighter. As I have attended some of these services it caused me to wonder about that symbolic dash in between the dates of our birth to our death. What kind of legacy are we living? Yes, living? What are we doing for others? How are we using the gifts and resources we have been given to serve others?

As a voice talent, I have the opportunity to monetize my voice through voiceover projects such as commercials, trailers, explainer, or trainer videos and so much more. But I also have the opportunity to use that same voice for the blind and visually impaired community. I’ve been lending my voice over the past 7 or so years to the Georgia Radio Reading Service. GaRRS is a radio station for the blind and visually impaired. The station airs live broadcast and a large variety of periodicals (magazines, newspapers, books, etc.). I have recorded numerous books, done live broadcasts and currently record the AARP magazine on a weekly basis. I record from home and submit the files to the radio station. For the listening audience, the radio station can be their only means of keeping abreast of current events. In addition to the readings, there is such a thing as Descriptive Audio where the photos that accompany an article are being described in such a manner that hopefully adds layers for the listening experience. Descriptive Audio is not as easy a task that one might think. Some members of the listening audience may have been blind from birth so have no idea what “the mountains” look like or what the color “blue” looks like. One then has to describe in such a fashion that portrays the object or objects at hand. The mountains can be described as the experience you may feel as you ascend a mountain. The gravity, the air change, the constant ascending upward. The color blue perhaps is described as the feeling of ice, or peace. We all have something that we are good at that we can share to help others. Perhaps a neighbor has limited mobility and could use someone picking up their mail daily. Perhaps someone needs their dog to be walked. Perhaps someone needs a nightly phone call or text to make them feel safe or that someone cares. We all can do something, great or small to serve others and to make this world, as Michael Jackson said, “a better place for you and me.”

I am Lady Wisdom! A sagacious lifestyle influencer, embracing my journey! Sharing experiences along the way! Challenging dreamers! It is never too late to embrace your journey and live your dreams!

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