One of the young volunteers asked me a pertinent question yesterday: “So, when we get done painting your house, are you going to help other people with their houses?”
I confessed that I hadn’t thought about it. I’ve been so focused on our own renovation for almost three years now.
“That’s how some people I’ve talked to got started painting other people’s houses,” he said. “They do it because someone helped them.”
I’ve told myself that my work in various civic groups is a way of helping others, helping my community. But there’s something to be said for helping other individuals directly. I’ve always respected such work, but being the recipient of this help really brings it to life.