Honestly. It sounds like an empty feel-good mantra, but even in those times that you may get to feeling misanthropic and like nobody cares about anything or any one but themselves, something seems to reveal itself. Just the idea of how we care and help each other can be cause for division and anger. But it’s so profound when you see real help through the lens of a child taking on a herculean affliction. It’s comforting to know there are those times, those challenges and those people that individuals in communities are willing to surrender their inclinations for and help. There are times when it is completely visible and others that we will probably never hear about.
It’s exciting to think of all of the good, selfless work that is going on in large and small pockets of the country . . . even humbling.
We Want to Know:
- Is there a person or organization doing work in your community that encourages you to help improve humanity?
- What type of work is desperately needed in your community and what do you think would help?
This post was inspired by a story from WEKU called Little Soda Pop Tabs Go a Long Way. It is about a little boy by the name of Dalton Brock that got into a serious car accident with his mother in which the doctors said of his skull fractures and head bleeds, “It was impossible that he lived.” He is now at the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington hoping to be able to walk without assistance. The family moved into the Lexington Ronald McDonald House. This is a story about the family and community raising money by collecting soda can tabs.