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Individuals For Justice Blog
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy the things in life
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Paul is a man who comes to the County Board meetings
Topic: SMILE

Sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy the things in life that make us or should make us smile. These are good- news stories, things that people do that contribute to the good and not just complain about life.

We have our first story.
Paul is a man who comes to the County Board meetings and will offer his opinion during what is called public communication. He is disabled and near blind, and lost his walker. The staff bought him a used walker but that also did not last; so we asked and sure enough a wonderful woman by the name of Laurie Benort volunteered to not just donate a walker with a basket and seat but would deliver it if we told her where. Now I had to get in touch with Paul and because the sheet you have to fill out to speak at a board meeting has a space for your home phone number and Paul filled that in, I was able to get his phone number from staff. I called about 15 times but no answer. Paul did come to the meeting on the 13th of March and we agreed the best place for delivery would be the County Building on the 20th at about 11:00AM. Laurie agreed and sure enough the walker was delivered. I had a smile from ear to ear. It was the first day of spring, Paul had his walker, Laurie looked like she felt good, the county staff all had smiles because they too were part of a very human connection. We did “Good” and should enjoy the good news. I will always have things to challenge as an activist, but it is good to smile and what tomorrow brings tomorrow brings---but today many people opened their hearts and smiled---I like it!!

Thank you Laurie Benort for your generosity, thank you staff, (I like staff) and thank you Individuals For Justice for sending me to monitor the County Board Meetings---I have fun.

Have a cool story? Send it to me and I will share:

Posted by individuals4justice at 6:44 PM PDT
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