If We Wait…
Just before bbidding farewell to father’s day, I caught a few minutes of Dateline or 48 Hours or one of those news shows. This episode featured a neghborhood of Vietnamese citizens of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Their neighborhood was destroyed along with many other parts of the Crescent City…but it was one of the first neighborhoods to get back on it’s feet.
The reporter asked one of the recovery coordinators why the Vietnamese area of N’Orleans was well on the road to recovery when most everywhere else that Katrina touched were still floundering. His answer is a jewel! “In my country, if you wait for the government to do it for you, you’ll never see the job complete.”
Talk about empowerment and neighbors helping neighbors! These folks weren’t the ones on the evening news talking about how awful the government is for only giving $2K on a debit card to hurricane victims-these are the people we should all emulate! Determined, humble and hardworking.