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Mentoring someone who deserves it 

January is National Mentoring Month. Please help me say thanks to all the local people who made my amazing mentor experience possible. For the last few years, I was a volunteer mentor to a Los Osos girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters. My “Little” and I built a great friendship and had a lot of fun. I used to worry about what would happen if I ever moved to another town. 

But when I did, the agency did an amazing job of walking me through that transition. I want to thank everyone at our local Big Brothers Big Sisters office for being so supportive and responsive. I also want to thank the new Big Sister who stepped in to be there for a really special kid who deserves it. Most of all, I want to thank my Little Sister’s parents for enrolling their daughter in the program. I am truly grateful to them for the trust they placed in me and for the appreciation they have shown me. 

It has been one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things I have ever done. I am so proud of my Little Sister and so happy to be part of her life. Even though we won’t be hanging out twice a month like we used to, I know we’ll be friends forever. I have already said all this to everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, but I hope you will print this so they know I really, really mean it! 

-- Madge Morningstar - Morro Bay

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