Most times you can’t see into the future.
You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.”
In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices.
And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone in the community to come together to play, to learn, to celebrate, and to work on accomplishing goals that serve needs greater than your own.
To do hard things together for the greater good, things that lasts beyond your use date.