So I was reading another story (I know, Shock, right?), about what the hottest new trends are for 2008. It suggested "Delayed Gratification", or custom made goods which take longer to make as the hot new trend.
I couldn't help but think this is how I feel about volunteering for OYFP. When putting together many of our benefit events, there is so much work that goes into it, that we rarely see the fruits of our labor right away. But then again, I think it makes it more worth while, as the old saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait." I know this year we have helped give our partners much needed exposure to a young professional crowd that perhaps has not heard of them before. Of course the money we raised for them doesn't hurt either.
So, you can get a custom built yacht as the USA Today article suggests, or you can now improve the life of a child, which in my opinion is the ultimate in delayed gratification.