Recently I discovered a Canadian documentary film from 1955 titled Harvest in the Valley. It chronicles the annual potato harvest in the St. John River valley in that era. Every fall whole families, from school age children to elders, travelled to each other’s farms to help gather the harvest. It was hard work done at a brisk pace. Neighbors helped each other in reciprocal fashion, but they also paid each other for their labor.
Life keeps offering opportunities to learn something I did not set out to learn, some new insight which experience bestows, welcome or not.
One way to have a lasting positive impact on a lot of people is to have a system that helps one family at a time, and then deploy that system over and over again across different communities.