My husband and I are retired, but we understand the importance of keeping in shape. In fact, we used to go to the gym 5 days a week. I say “used to” not because we’ve given it up but because our gym is closed due to the statewide Coronavirus lockdown.
So we’ve started walking every day. We live in California so the weather is pretty predictable and we can see snow-capped mountains and other scenery that, quite frankly, we hadn’t noticed before.
During one of our walks this week I noticed a flyer taped to a telephone pole. I’ve seen a bunch of take-out restaurants posting flyers but this one was different. It wasn’t professionally done and there was no menu. I stopped to read it. It was one of our neighbors volunteering to run errands for neighbors who were homebound for one reason or another. I looked at it more closely. There was no price list for services. This person had offered to do this for free.
My husband and I talked about this while we continued our walk. I couldn’t remember the last time I saw someone take the time to write and distribute an offer to volunteer help for no remuneration whatsoever.
I’m not sure if this has any earthshaking significance, how long these kinds of things will last, or if people will abuse this person’s kind nature. All I know is that it made me feel better about my neighborhood.
And got my husband and I thinking about something we could do to pitch in too.
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