in much the same way
that he appeared out of the blue
in the midst of a very heavy snow season
to ask if i would hire him to shovel my driveway
and disappearing just as suddenly
only to appear again
wheeling his mower down the sidewalk
and stopping by
to ask if i would hire him to mow my lawn
soon after my lawn mower refused to start
the quiet, polite, hardworking kid with no name is back
and gone again.
“everybody is a hero in their own story if you just look.”
image credit: pincor products vintage advertising
‘bad things do happen in the world,
like war, natural disasters, disease.
but out of those situations always arise
stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.’
for all who suffer as a result of the disasters
for all who arise to do extraordinary things to help.
image credit: REUTERS/Adrees Latif- East Texas
when learning to swim, sometimes one needs a bit of extra help.
“water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. there is no life without water.”
image credit: bradley cooper
credits: buzzfeed, googleimages
image credit: @teachers4refugees
what a beautiful morning to help
at the annual
juvenile diabetes research foundation event
to take a great walk after
right in the mix with
dogs, babies, strollers, scooters, families,
friends, teams, singles, wagons and trees
and then come to the end
very happy to have been a part of it all.
“we are all here on earth to help others;
what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”
photo credit: steve townsend
the big one helps the little one.
“our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”