Making Small Differences…Feb. 2, 2012

“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world, I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.”
~ Ellen Goodman

I found a great website with quotes about volunteering. It’s full of “wish I’d said that” kind of ideas from both classic and contemporary philosophers. Even the Lorax from Dr. Seuss, made the list: “Unless someone like you cares a whole, awful lot, things aren’t going to get better, they’re NOT!”

We worked hard today to make small differences. We began with devotions led by Larry who acknowledged that some in our group represent churches while others don’t. Our common thread seems to be simply caring a lot, as the Lorax says.

We first launched into renovation at the Casita del Corazon, a cooperative project with Carrie’s Heart, a Texas-based nonprofit. The goal is to create a home-like environment for families needing a place for therapy for children with disabilities. The house had been abandoned and is in serious disrepair, but before painting we needed to scrape and repair the walls.

By turning paint scraping into a competition, the hours melted away faster than our energy.

Byron and Ilene are part of the leadership of Friends of Cozumel, but still love the chance to get their hands dirty.

Local volunteers as well as families who will use the therapy house put sweat equity into the project.

Phyllis scrapes walls in the kitchen area.





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