So it’s twelve days before Christmas. Do we start singing that song now? I don’t know. But earlier today I went down to the Aptos Chamber of Commerce meeting, and we heard from Michael Watkins who is retiring as Superintendent of the Santa Cruz County Office fo Education. Here’s a guy who’s spent the past 40+ years working to make the lives of people better. Yeah you could call him an overpaid bureaucrat with an obscene unfunded pension, but that’s not my read on the guy. Rather ,he seemed to be someone who generally cares and has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of our children through better education. Thanks Michael! But at the end of the meeting, everyone in attendance got to introduce themselves and give a little 20 second or whatever blurb about something. And I was impressed by how many people said, “Hey I’m volunteering with Toys for Tots, bring in your toys,” or “I’m working with Salvation Army…” or whatever. So many people there didn’t talk about their business but rather they talked about what they’re doing to make our community a better place to live. How awesome is that? Aptos didn’t become an awesome place to live by accident. It happened that way because people care. They’re engaged. They volunteer. And sure maybe they’re more affluent than in some other communities so they have the time for that kind of thing, I don’t know. But the point is, they give back. Wouldn’t it be amazing if all of us did that? How much better would this world be if we all donated even just a little bit of our time to the betterment of our society? The answer is, we’d be much better off. So when it was my turn to speak, I introduced myself as Seb Frey, REALTOR and then I said I wanted to thank everyone for all their work making Aptos such an awesome place. And I meant it. I’m 100% sincere. And now i want to ask you – what have YOU done to make YOUR community a better place? Or if you’re already doing something, what MORE could you be doing? Hmm? It’s Christmas time after all. So do what Jesus would do. Help someone out. Spread some love and kindness. Radical notion, I know, but just thought I’d put it out there.
It’s Christmas so Do What Jesus Would Do
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