“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”
– Warren Buffett
A few thoughts about little things as we visited one of the biggest things ever to happen to the United States – Mt. St. Helen’s.
- In 10 seconds Mt. St. Helen’s blew off it’s northern flank, forever altering the world.
- The 2011 Japanese earthquake took 3-5 minutes and wiped out billions of dollars.
- Bobby Thompson’s home run took about 3 seconds to leave the park.
- 80 cents can buy a family of 4 food for a day in rural Bangladesh.
- In Portland, 2 hour TriMet ride ticket for a senior citizen costs $1.
- A post card for a soldier serving in Afghanistan, or a child with a terminal illness costs less than $1 including stamp.
- $1 will buy a sandwich at McDonald’s or Burger King or Wendy’s. A homeless person isn’t picky.
- Volunteering your time still costs exactly $0.
It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make things happen. But nothing will happen if you don’t act.
Yesterday’s gift of time … Sent a couple of post cards from Mt. St. Helen’s. One to a soldier, one to a sick child.
Bonus today – These two photos were taken at the same spot, 20 minutes apart, at Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mt. St. Helens. 20 minutes made a huge difference.