Last week’s article referenced the increased poverty in the area. It also seems our small county has had its share of challenges these past few weeks.
However, last Sunday at the annual VOA style show, director Jean Jensen referred to our community as being ‘rich’! She commented on how rich we are in coming together when faced with adversity.
I couldn’t agree more!
True wealth is better measured by the love and joy of family, the compassion shared when a crisis occurs, a neighborly gesture of taking food or flowers, fundraising for the worthy cause of a preschool or a family facing healing due to an accident or illness.
When a need arises, Garden County steps up! Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of adversity, lies opportunity.”
There are many ways to become personally ‘rich’ in this community. The city of Oshkosh has a pool project going. Our local Booster Club is accepting donations for the after prom party. TeamMates will be hosting their April walk soon.
If you don’t have extra cash, you might consider volunteering at the school, being a scout or 4-H leader, or becoming a mentor to a young student. The gift of time increases personal well-being for both parties.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch
things happen and those who don't know what's happening. Which are you? The wealth of Garden County is greater due to those folks that are willing to make things happen!
-Dr. Paula Sissel,