1. Sometimes what appears to be the end is really a new beginning. I know this is basically our motto, but it bears repeating. We may reach a point in life where we think everything is ending, but the truth is, every ending is also a beginning, and sometimes a beginning to a much, much better future.
2. Groups are good. Sure, we all remember the cliques that formed in high school and middle school; they weren’t the greatest. However, if you want a group or organization to have any kind of unity, then you have to do something together. The group that prays together stays together, but at New Beginnings we do a lot more together, including going to church and doing other fun activities.
3. A group of women CAN exist in harmony. While women can be extremely harsh on each other, especially in a group setting, at New Beginnings the opposite is true, as we do our best to encourage and support one another.
4. Sharing is caring. Our fourth item on this list is something that we were all told when we were four, but that we struggle with throughout our life. New Beginnings benefits enormously from the cash, items, and time that donors and volunteers share with New Beginnings. However, within New Beginnings, each person benefits from time wisdom, knowledge, food, or anything else shared by an employee, resident, or resident supervisor.
5. God is great. You know what else makes New Beginnings great? God does! Everything we do is for the glory of God, and we have experienced His many blessings firsthand.
Elizabeth Scheibl is a former intern and current Resident Supervisor at New Beginnings. She is still an English major and History minor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. In her spare time, she likes reading, writing, and standing on chairs and singing.