Yesterday we as a family with a young boy not even a 1 1/2 went to join other West Jordians in serving our community by landscaping for Comcast cares day.
I didn't bring my child so I could annoy those around me, or get out of shoveling while I chased him down, or get a free oversized shirt for him.
I did it because I know that starting good habits start young. I want to teach my child from a young age that community matters, that serving is essential, that it pays to put in a hard day's work, that you feel something special when you give without receiving, that being involved is important.
We had our own yard and house work to do and at times it seemed silly to just be spreading mulch. But we got to know others in our community and helped make the public space a little nicer.
I joked around that maybe next Saturday we could have a Comcast cares day at my house. But wouldn't that be amazing? If weekly or monthly those in the neighborhood got together and together with numbers made someone's yard burden or house burden lighter?
As we started out there were a few of us working and it took awhile to do a little section. Then like water rivulets people converged together to one mighty river and we moved mountains (of mulch). Seeing that power is amazing. Why don't we group together more often to move our own mountains in our communities.
And what about grouping together to fight things like poverty or drug abuse or gangs? I think our problems are only going to get worse if we isolate ourselves. Because we need each other to solve our problems.
Wow. Wasn't expecting to go on a soapbox sermon. But hopefully we can see it happen in our lives...not just think it would be a cool idea.
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