Then you forget all the frustration, all the upset moments. Then you can say, Here I gave a helping hand. This is soul-satisfying, which is more than money can do.
I didnt see the plight of the working poor and I didnt care about the working poor. ...I was concerned about David, my three daughters, wife, Cadillac and a house. But then someone said to me, If you are what you do, what are you when you dont? I got religion.
We are like brothers already.
Working with Habitat is to sow a seed to help future generations. It is rewarding work. Doing this job is the best gift we can give our childrenthe desire to serve others.
In my profession as a paramedic, I often see the very worst in life and see how cruel some people can be toward their fellow human beings. At Habitat, I can forget the dark side and see and be a part of the good side of humanity.
It is beautiful to realize that the practice of valin-tanana (sweat equity), which many thought buried in the old ancient days, is still alive. I can but thank Habitat for Humanity for bringing back to life this wisdom of the Malagasy ancestors.