I’m humbled by my clients. Clients on public assistance who, when we clear their spaces, are careful to remind me to bring their items to charity. Who volunteer their time in houses of worship, museums, their hospice communities.
Clients who have helped indigent friends and family pay for my help.
And today, I got a call from another client, someone suffering from miserable physical challenges: they are painful and limiting. This client is now severely isolated. My client needs me back on-site and won’t be able to get me in for the unforeseeable, dimming future. And so instead my client wants to hire me, anonymously, to help an overwhelmed home-grown, “housebound” food pantry get organized.
“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.”