8.13.2008

Compensation

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." ~Emerson

For me, this picture says it all. The grandchildren love the stories and the time with Grandpa, who loves it probably even more. What a gift!

[picture via Greg Olsen]

9 comments:

Holly O. said...

Grandfathers are pretty special!!

Ashley said...

true, loving service benefits all parties. :)

Hacking it up said...

love that picture! Grandpas are the best! Mark is a great one!! Glad he's doing better!! Also, he did a great job on his talk Sunday!!

hoLLy said...

what a precious picture!

Shelley said...

To me, that's the exact definition of service. If it's done grudgingly, it's not a true service or sacrifice. :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

i love that quote! one of my favorites.

MiaKatia said...

I always love your quotes and thoughts!

Sarah said...

I love this quote. I think of it often when I'm working with my student volunteers.

Mel said...

Grandpa's are so wonderful! I sure miss mine!