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Awhile back, I posted this great quote attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
More than anyone, I think, my wife has taught me the value of doing something. As busy as she is with a job and a family at home, she's one of those that will jump in and volunteer her time and resources, even without an invitation to do so. In the last month alone, she's organized a major fundraiser for our daughter's dance school, anonymously purchased and delivered a wonderful "Christmas" for a young teenager in need, and packed a box of a dozen new blankets for a dog rescue. Last year at this time, she spent the better part of the winter organizing rides to work and finding housing for another family in need. She never stops watching for ways to serve.
I know she'd be embarrassed for anyone to acknowledge the effort because she does it, not for herself, but because she genuinely wishes to fill a need. It's who she is. She's always been that way. I have not. But by her example and through her leadership, she pulls people like me along to help with these activities and learn the incredible value in serving others. I think she, more than anyone I know, lives Goethe's motto: