Pay it Forward ~ picked up yucky trash at our local Veteran's Park in Ripon

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Real Estate Agent with At Home Real Estate Group

Pay it Forward ~ picked up yucky trash at our local Veteran's Park in Ripon.  Today I just had to do it.  My son was so worried that I was going to get a disease from picking up garbage.  It was a small gesture to pick up the garbage.  Wads of toilet paper were in the baseball area of this park.  Not anymore. baseball field after picking up garbage

I'm hopeing that my 11 year old son took a valuable lesson away today.  That it's good to throw away trash that is not your own. 

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Comments (7)

Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Good for you! Now you just need to learn to carry some of those thin plastic gloves in your pocket so your son won't have to worry about the germs!

A couple of summers ago when I was in town a lot I started going once a week or so to pick up trash at the skateboard park. It never failed to amaze me how much of it was on the ground alongside of the trash cans.

But one thing made me feel really good... one day when I got there the two youngest kids in the park came and asked if they could help. They were probably 8 or 10 years old. The teens just stood and watched or kept skating, but the little guys pitched right in.

Apr 30, 2011 07:24 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Christina ~ that is sure a yucky job and so many other will benefit from your work.  Way to go.

May 01, 2011 01:28 PM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Marte... Plastic gloves is a great idea :)  I should carry that for sure.  Good for you for picking up trash.  I wish more people did that :)

Dawn... Thank you  :)

May 01, 2011 04:04 PM
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

That is very nice of you Christina. Im glad your son came along with you. Thanks again for starting this blogging challenge. So far I am 1 for 1 in my blogging. Great post.

May 01, 2011 04:43 PM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Lanre... Thank you.  i know leading by example is sometimes the best I can do.  You are welcome for the challenge :)  30 more to go!!! Keep it up!!! :)

May 02, 2011 02:32 AM
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Christina - Yes, definitely use gloves! My friend walks her neighborhood everyday for an hour but she always uses gloves--you can never be too safe.  Excellent community spirit event!

May 02, 2011 05:08 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Peggy...Gloves would have been smart for me, your friend is super smart :)  I think I am going to start carrying a pair with me. 

May 02, 2011 01:26 PM