Working For My Community To Make It A Better Place
--by Brad2, posted Nov 28, 2019
Once almost overrun by gangs and listed as a dangerous community, I have spent a lot of time walking, visiting, helping others when it mattered, in creating peace, for my community. Slowly, day by day, my community is healing, because I've kept my promise to God. I believe in God, he saved me during a dark time in my life. Now I do his work, for peace.
But this is sort of why I'm posting today. It snowed last night, then a freezing rain, covering everything with a thin film of ice, including the highways, creating an emergency situation.
Going to the store to check my lottery tickets, I had difficulty crossing the highway because of the ice. After crossing, this woman came up, trying to stop, sliding across the crosswalk, through the other lane, almost going into the ditch, her eyes wide open, brakes locked, unable to do anything. After she got control, she slowly drove off. So then I thought, this a dangerous corner...
I approached the businesses around and got permission, found a bucket, filled it with sand and pea gravel to put the sand on that corner. This took me eight buckets, but eventually got this corner sanded. People were honking their horns as they drove by, an officer thanked me, the paving company where I got the sand thanked me, this woman pulled over to give me a cup of jello, another gave me a chocolate bar.
I wasn't expecting anything, so this was appreciated. As one of the snow angels here in my community, I missed shoveling sidewalks and ramps for elders and for those in wheel chairs last year because of my shoulder injury, I intend to get my wings, even with one good shoulder. Interesting though, after I had finished sanding this busy corner, cloudy as it was, the sun came and started to shine, someone drove by and told me that the sun was shining only in one spot, this ray of sunlight, shining where I was, coincidence? Maybe, I think God heard my prayer... to help me.
And the ice? It started melting...
Way to level up the inspiration! Thank you for the courage and diligence and commitment to peace. Not all wings are straight, some are uniquely angled like yours~