I just got done with a radio interview discussing how and why our company did the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Project. One of the things that I still can't express clearly - is how much good there is in our lives. What so many see when these projects occur is how much help and kindness is provided to the family in need. People come from all over come to help - to be part of something and touch what is still good in life. I think in many ways we see so much that is bad - the news, the media, etc... We constantly are hit by all the bad that we come to believe that this is the norm.
....But then - life gives us the opportunity to help someone in a dramatic way and brings out so much of the good in people. I can still remember the day when a group of neighbors came to my house and helped put up Christmas lights in our front yard. We had been at the hospital for a week straight with my daughter and people came from all over to help spread some joy. My daughter is no longer with me - but the joy she brought me and the lessons from her life will never go away.
The world is a place that has many dark corners and despair - but it also a place where people share what is in their heart and give back to others. Shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition may not be able to help everyone - but slowly - they are showing us the way. Shine your light a little and give back - you may be surprised how you feel.