Seems like these photos are perfect for Leigh's Happiness Project this week. Why? Because working together for a common goal is the very best kind of happiness!
Each year, the LDS Church in California asks all of its 156 stakes to participate in a massive service effort to accomplish something great for their individual communities. This time around, my husband's young single adult ward, in cooperation with the rest of the members in our area, dedicated their energies to helping the local community college work on several tasks that its full-time groundskeepers haven't had time to accomplish. This is a large campus with an abundance of natural vegetation, so there was plenty to do. Seeing over 250 great people coming together to serve their community made me smile...Does it have the same effect on you?
Just step right up... And sign in, please.
You just might get to prune some trees.
This lovely guy will lead the way,
and tell you what to do today.
Just grab those rakes and trowels, my friends;
the joy of service never ends.
(It's even better, done with friends!)
This cool guy came, chainsaw in hand,
and this one joined our merry band.
My hubby, pictured on the right,
was bolstered by the happy sight
of willing helpers, tall and small,
who volunteered to give their all.
These lovely ladies donned their gloves
and this guy pushed his broom, because
they want our close community
to be the best that it can be.
So grab your spade, your axe, your hoe...
or maybe just your wheelbarrow...
and find a "service op" near you.
(Hey, you might score a hot dog, too!)
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