Wednesday, May 26, 2010

community service

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

~ Dorothy Height ~
a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement

Let me put it this way. If it is my community, I am affected by everyone in it and they are by me. If we take care of each other--and serve one another--what else do we need?


Joan said...

Too bad not all people feel this way. Think how great our world could be if they did!

Deb Shucka said...

And the bigger truth is that humanity is its own community. What hurts one hurts us all. What helps one helps us all.

I love that Dorothy Height is finally getting her due. Too bad it's happening because she died.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

We are one.

Kathryn Grace said...

So glad to see this, and grateful for the other women who comment faithfully on your blog and the cyber-community you are building here. Not the same as flesh-and-blood, I know, but important.

Did you hear the NPR tribute to Dorothy Height when she died? Moving.