Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 by Michael
#VT – I am one of a group of people who are working to keep up the Peace Garden this summer.
I want to share what happened this morning: I was at the Garden, weeding the paths, when some children came along and asked what I was doing.
They wanted to know if I get paid. So, I stopped and sat on the edge of a continent (Europe, I think) and asked if they knew about the Peace Garden. “No” I told them about it being designed by a fifth grade class back in 1991, about it falling into disrepair over the years, and about how a group of people are working to keep in beautiful.
Again, they wondered why I would do such a thing without getting paid… I simply said “I want to do something for my community” and didn’t say anymore. Those kids started weeding!
After a bit, they wandered off. Before I left, they were back with a couple more kids and they were standing there telling them the story of the Peace Garden! It was heartwarming to see.
Shared by Martha on the Bristol Front Porch Forum this week. Beautiful!
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