Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For July 28th

Happy Friday LSSSC Team,

As we approach the weekend, I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts about an essential trait that can lead us to personal and professional growth – self-awareness.

In the journey of life, understanding ourselves is crucial. When we become self-aware, we gain insights into our strengths, weaknesses, emotions, and motivations. This knowledge empowers us to make better decisions, improve our relationships, and develop into more effective leaders. Self-awareness plays a crucial role in enhancing our effectiveness as team members and propelling us towards our ultimate goal of being a healing organization.

When we cultivate self-awareness, we gain the ability to recognize our individual strengths and weaknesses. Understanding where our skills lie empowers us to contribute meaningfully to the team, allowing us to leverage each other’s strengths and collaborate effectively.

Moreover, self-awareness helps us acknowledge our areas for growth and development. Embracing these opportunities with humility and a growth mindset enables us to learn from one another, seek support when needed, and continuously improve our capabilities.

As we walk on the path of self-awareness, we develop a heightened sense of empathy and compassion. By recognizing our own emotions, we become more attuned to the feelings and experiences of our colleagues and clients. This empathy strengthens our team bonds, fosters a supportive environment, and contributes to our mission of healing and care.

The Bible reminds us in 1 Corinthians 12:26 (NIV) that “If one part [of the body] suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” Our unity as a team enables us to share both joys and burdens, moving us closer to our vision of becoming a healing organization for those we serve.

In our journey together, I encourage each one of you to continue the pursuit of self-awareness. By knowing ourselves deeply, we can truly understand and serve others with compassion, grace, and effectiveness. Let us stand united, committed to supporting one another, and embracing the transformative power of self-awareness on our path to fulfilling our noble purpose.

In the Bible, the book of Proverbs 4:7 (NIV) reminds us, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” The pursuit of self-awareness aligns with this wisdom, as it opens doors to deeper understanding and knowledge.

On this wonderful Friday, I want to express my sincere appreciation to each member of our remarkable team. Your dedication, hard work, and commitment to our shared mission do not go unnoticed. It is your collective efforts that make LSSSC the outstanding organization it is today.

As your President & CEO, I am committed to supporting you in your professional endeavors. My door is always open for discussions, feedback, and suggestions. Together, we can overcome challenges and seize opportunities, fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth.

Remember, we are a family at LSSSC, bound by a common purpose. Let’s continue to support and uplift one another, celebrating each other’s successes and offering a helping hand during trying times.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead, filled with joy, rest, and self-reflection. May it rejuvenate your spirits, so we come back next week with renewed energy and enthusiasm.


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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!