A few years ago, when I first moved to a new area of Australia, the first thing I did was to join the local Community Garden. The raison d’etre of the Garden is to feed the less able with nourishing and free vegetables.
Growing vegetables is my passion. I used to run a Biodynamic Market Garden and fed my local community and supplied cut flowers. This they paid for with whatever they felt appropriate. It wasn’t a financial goal I sought, it nourished my heart to do this.
Back to the Community Garden
Here I met some special people who, even though I have now moved away from that area, are life-long friends. One such gentleman, who is an older gent, semi-crippled with arthritis, my bestie, is the subject of this blog.
He left school before he could read and write and went out to work in the Cattle Stations around Australia, as many did in the 1950’s. Here he gained life-experience. Became a self-directed thinker. Problem solved and lived by his wits. Here he lived amongst every type of individual and learnt how to ‘read’ a person.
He and I became ‘besties’ as we offered each other our ‘life-skills’ to enhance the running of the Community Garden and our personal lives. I became President of the Community Garden and he was my nominee.
This man is the personification of Helping Others without expectation of reciprocity.
He has a heart bigger than anyone else I have met and it is what gets him out of bed in the morning, purely to help others. He hasn’t taken the Color Code, but I know he is a pure Blue!!
He asks for nothing, but has given everything. This is the key to my blog.
He asks for nothing but is given everything.
He is fed and clothed by the people he helps. His finances are amazing because he asks for nothing in return, so we all give him more than the job was worth. He cries when he sees a child in distress, he watches out for anyone. He is the man I check myself against if I ever become too big for my boots.
The Master Key Experience (MKE) asks us ‘what are your Personal Pivotal Needs’ (PPNs)?
- One of my PPNs is ‘Helping Others’.
- My bestie that I have described lives ‘Helping Others’.
- I aspire to be like my bestie.
I’m not at the level he is, yet. I do give as much as I can without expectation of reciprocity, I’m still learning to trust the process.
What I can say is ‘IT WORKS’.
I have witnessed my bestie live the process.
In Gratitude to my bestie.
Peaches, what a beautiful blog about your “Bestie”. It was very encouraging and inspiring reading about him. You know that you won’t be able to see him the way you saw him if you didn’t have the same quality in yourself, right? You are the same as your bestie, Peaches, in living out this beautiful “Helping Others” in your life!
Thank you for reminding me Esther, I truly appreciate you and your comment.
Life is what we make it!
Giving is the way of receiving! Thank you Peache for sharing your wonderful experience
Thank you Maria,
‘give more get more’ such a great way to be!