Today I am reminded again of the gift of being a sponsor. Even though sometimes I have to make myself take time for the phone calls or schedule the coffee dates I am always the beneficiary. I listen, I ask questions and then I hear a woman younger than me describing some feeling, situation or struggle in her life that I have or have had in mine. I offer a suggestion for her situation and then realize that what I have told her is exactly what I need to try as well.
We talk about the “gifts of sponsorship” and often mean receiving the generosity of a sponsor, but being the sponsor is receiving the gift too.