One of my greatest joys is learning something surprising about a colleague or friend. My colleague Maria Mafi of 123 Declutter offered me something unique. Maria’s given me the first chance to say “I’ve met the founder of an international non-profit.” Maria’s husband Cyrus is Chairman of Impact A Life, a Christian community-services agency providing holistic, humanitarian relief in Sierra Leone. His work has bountiful results, because he and his team carefully listen to their clients’ needs, deliberately educating them to be more self-reliant, sometimes even about “simple” concerns such as basic hygiene. He and Maria are twins in that regard: Maria, with great heart, teaches her clients organizing principles which save them money, energy and time. I hope Maria’ and Cyrus’s efforts grow stronger with every day for many years to come.