"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, April 20, 2009

Help Before You're Asked

The project:
Begin packing, loading and stashing, cleaning windows and tossing trash before anyone asks me to.

Various deeds with time commitments from negligible to an hour.

Why bother?
Dad had a great point this weekend. While doing charitable deeds on a large scale is grand, there are simple ways to help each other, particularly those with whom we spend most of our time, every day.

On any trip, there's plenty of work to be done, and sharing the load makes it easier for the responsible party. It's really nice when someone figures out how to help and lends a hand without being asked. I tried to be that person.

Worth it?

1 comment:

  1. You're right! Having someone help without needing to ask them is a HUGE relief. I'm sure the other campers noticed AND appreciated your actions. I'm lucky, I have one of those people as my 'other half'. Craig helps me SO MUCH with our day to day stuff and I rarely need to ask.


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