The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
– Coretta Scott King
Overwhelmed by the enormity of it all is the message that came through loud and clear in his voice and in his eyes when I spoke with our dear friend, founder, and beacon of light behind the community we fondly embrace as HumansFirst. Words from a man who less than 24 hours ago watched his home and so many treasured memories ravaged by fire. Words from a man who just prior to the fire sat quietly and listened to dozens upon dozens of members of this community from around the globe lay heartfelt praise upon him in recognition of the second anniversary since launch.
You may naturally think the “enormity of it all” was speaking to the notion of waking up to his house in ruins and to the start of a grueling recovery & rebuilding process likely to dominate his life and that of his beloved family for many months to come. But that’s not what I heard and that’s not what he meant. What our friend Mike meant by “enormity of it all” was the overwhelming outreach by this community to let him know that we are here and that we care. Try as he might, he just couldn’t find the words to respond one by one to such an outpouring of goodwill. And so Mike decided to do what Mike does so very well, that is to share his message of thanks and wellbeing in the following video —along with a promise that when the storm passes, he will respond to each and every one:
And that my friends, is by word and deed precisely what Mike means when it comes to putting HumansFirst.
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