The fab 5 that keeps me going...

The fab 5 that keeps me going...
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. ~ Chinese Proverb

Monday, July 27, 2009

Peter Norback and One Can A Week

Spent Sunday with a very humble, happy chap named Peter Norback. I found him and his 'work' in the newspaper a week before and the story brought me to tears. I knew he was someone I had to meet ~ because I felt he was doing something I had to be doing too. You see, Peter is one of those people that doesn't have enough patience for sitting around on committees talking about things that need to be done. He just goes out and does it.

We made a small round, going up to each door collecting cans and leaving a thank you note in its place. Several neighbors saw us coming and met us at the door. And what's so great about Peter in today's busy world where everyone has a long list of to-do's, yet never seems to get it done is this: Peter has time.

He will take time to thank you, shake your hand, ask how your day is going and will stop to pet the neighbor's chunky little chihuahua. He's a humble man with a large vision ~ and he knows that only one can at a time, can it happen. He also knows what works - don't wait for people to come to you. Go to them.

So to date Peter has collected 4,411 lbs. of food and the number grows weekly. All of this is happening in Miles Neighborhood, and through his inspiration we will embark on our very own "One Can A Day 2" in the neighborhood of Catalina Vista. Thanks, Peter!

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