I set out to walk and shoot some of the unique homes in the neighborhood. Instead…
As I walked I realized what people do every day helps keep the neighborhood running smoothly. They are unsung heroes.
A block away I noticed a man I see frequently. He was riding off on his bicycle as one of the Tire Store employees watched. Tire Guy was checking the bike tires were right. I asked, and sure enough, Tire Guy saw the man trying to fix his flat himself unsuccessfully and helped him. Free. Of. Charge. Another unsung hero.
From there I found members of our local fire house meeting neighbors at the library, informing us about what they do – until an ambulance call took the paramedics away:
Inside the library, more unsung heroes wait to make anyone’s day better, (the shot of my other buddy at the automated checkout/information desk didn’t take) 😦
I learned our Library’s Security Officer is a retired Highway Patrolman.
Then there are the great people at the local super market that make our shopping experiences so much nicer and often more fun:
Lastly I met local artist Nancy Lewis, who’s on a mission stirring up awareness of Endangered Places in Colorado by painting them for art shows:
Had I been driving I would have missed so many of the people and the experiences that help to make our neighborhood great – every day.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NLT)