Steady faith in humanity
If ever you need your faith in humanity restored, have a crisis. There have been so many times when I experienced or witnessed communities coming together to help each other that I harbor a heady fondness for humanity. A month or so ago, I witnessed the community around a friend and his family come together in tiny little increments (less than $100 each) to save them from foreclosure. It was inspiring.
Today, we were the benefactor’s a farmer neighbor’s helping hand. Our walk-in cooler broke down on Saturday, during what just might be a record setting heat wave for May. Our back up cooler is WAY too small to handle our Tuesday harvest, and today was a holiday for most businesses (not farmers!), which complicated repair possibilities as well as rentals. But our neighbor farmers at Apple Brandy Beef responded and came to our rescue by lending us their spare refrigerated truck!
Once again, I am filled with gratitude and fondness for the folks that make up these small communities that add up to be humanity.