I never cease to marvel at the creative endeavors and newly recognized entrepreneurs who have risen from the pandemic like a Phoenix from the ashes.
Many used the loss of jobs to do what they always wanted to do… follow their passion and are happier than before the pandemic for taking a leap of faith!
The stories I love the most are the people who found a need and decided to meet it head on… putting others’ needs before themselves…
Creativity is in full bloom these days -many times using mundane things around the house to put to good use and improve conditions.
I discovered a bin of old newspapers in my garage… and it took me back to my teaching days. WWI aviators who fought in open cockpits were always looking for a way to stay warm while flying in cold conditions-after trying several things … wadded newspapers won out!
When I came across this next creative solution to a problem, in a story, I had to smile.
” Dr. Williams is Upstairs”
A doctor who devoted his life to helping the underprivileged lived over a liquor store in a poor section of a large city. In front of the liquor store was a simple sign reading ” Dr. Williams is Upstairs.”
When he died they found no relatives and no money had been left for his burial. He never turned away any patient who couldn’t pay-which were most of his patients. Friends and former patients raised enough money to bury him but there was not enough left to mark his name on a headstone.
Then one creative soul came up with the solution. They took the sign from the front of the liquor store and nailed it to a post over his grave. It made a lovely epitaph:
Dr. Williams is Upstairs
So until tomorrow…Good works towards our fellow man will be around far longer than the time it took for the good deed to be done.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Remember my huge hibiscus bloom from yesterday-now look who joined it!