When you do stuff for the greater good, you’re not in it for the recognition. Sure, it’s nice to get it, but that’s not what drives you to do it. You get out there because you know there’s work to do and you’ve got the resources to get the work done. Sometimes it’s thankless work, sometimes it’s dirty work, sometimes it’s simple stuff, sometimes it’s fun stuff. Sometimes it’s all that.
Cleaning up on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway Sunday was easy to realize how we’re part of something bigger, and how easy it is for folks coming from seemingly different angles intersect for that greater good. And once at that intersection, it doesn’t take long to figure out there’s a lot we have in common. Getting together with folks from the Carolina Thread Trail and the MS Society over coffee and donuts, rubber gloves and trash bags on a rainy Sunday morning illustrated that point. While none of us likely have cleaning up trash on public property as part of our mission and vision, the call to do some “greater good” is one we’re all capable of answering.