What does community service mean? Why would someone do any community service at all? I guess, the answer depends on who we are asking the question to and what motivates and/or inspires them the most? Is this person a victim of a crime who’s fighting for a cause, an ex-convict/criminal who’s paying for their crime committed, a business owner who’s making a contribution to their community, a church member who’s practicing his/her belief, a law-abiding citizen who’s being a good Samaritan? The list goes on, but if someone asked you today if you are doing any community service or volunteering work at all, what would your answer be?
The reason I raised this question, is that no matter who we belong as a group or see ourselves as an individual, the need is there to give back to the community we currently live in to make it a “good neighborhood” to belong. The pursue of happiness does not start with other people, but it starts within oneself. Learning not to point fingers to others especially when things are not going our way, is sometimes hard to do for some people, but it can be done.
This reminds me of the call President Kennedy made at his inaugural day. Every time I get to watch snippets of the old video film being replayed on television and hear him say, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” makes me feel inspired to do good things for people especially, in my own realty market place. As I think about this question a lot and break it down into a smaller version and start asking to myself…Ask not what your State of Nevada, County of Washoe, City of Reno, Community, Church, School in North Valleys, Neighbors in Sky Vista Subdivision, Friends, Relatives in/out-of-town and/or a Family member can do for you but instead, ask what can you do for your (whichever applies at a given time)…? As a Realtor who has the passion to truly help people, this made me think of ways to give back to my own neighborhood.
So this past Saturday, the week after Hot August Nights, I organized a block Party (ahead of time) with the help of my family and a handful neighbors to host it. Of course, not all were able to participate but to those who were able to attend, see the smiles in their faces and the laughter shared are priceless! As I went from one part of the areas assigned to gather and check everyone out, it was great to see that half of the Sky Vista Subdivision came out to party rain or shine! 🙂
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