Helping where you can
What you see on the left is about 1/3 of what it takes to make a meal for 20 people. One of our neighbors is going through a really horrible thing right now. I can’t even imagine it. Don’t want to think about it. Regardless, I’ve been heartened by the support our neighborhood has provided for this family.
Bands of people have come together to help this family out. The family in need has spent most of its time in this big neighborhood making sure everybody else is taken care of. My wife and kid know them. I don’t, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t heard what a great family they are and how much they have given of themselves.
My wife wanted to help out with the big volunteer effort, but being seven months pregnant, she wasn’t really fit for a lot of the hard labor involved. So, we’re doing what we do. We’re cooking. In this case, it’s dinner for the volunteer crew. It’s not much, and certainly not as much as everybody else is doing, but it’s something.
My wife and I spent a little time this morning talking about how spectacular the neighbors have been in helping out. Whether it’s religion, karma, or just being part of a community, it works.
A lot of times, people really suck. This happens to be one of those cases in which I’m impressed with how good people can be.