Everyday, if we search even just a little in our community newspapers, we may find ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things to benefit others within our communities. Today as I read through our local Portland paper, The Oregonian, I found myself reading about my own little brother, Pat Rice in a column written by Margie Boule. Why didn't he tell me that he was going to be in the paper? Perhaps he thought I'd just laugh and see it as another stunt as his part to get some attention as the little brother in a family of nine. But, for whatever reason, I am very proud of Pat - he has gone out of his way to not only make a contribution to main street America, but without seeking accolades from his own family. What a great example to me of what it means to give back out of your abundance. And then there is the other lesson - sometimes we need to give credit to those within our own families. We don't always have to look far to find good people with extraordinary abilities giving. Thanks for the challenge Pat.
In case you missed it above, click here to see why this Rice is so proud.