LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An inspiring story from O'Donnell this week reminds me how fortunate we are to live in West Texas.
In case you missed it, an area farmer suffered an accident and was unable to harvest his cotton crop. Seeing the need, a group of about 80 friends and neighbors banded together and took care of it. Expecting nothing in return, they came from miles around and harvested the entire crop. Two and a half months worth of work done in a day. Wow!
Consider this; I'd like to say these folks were a one of a kind group. But the fact is this type of generosity and goodwill is all too common in West Texas - values that are just unique to this area. And it usually just takes one person to recognize a need and then everyone gets involved, and the meaning left behind always outlives the original need.
So as we approach the Thanksgiving season, challenge yourself to be the one to ring the bell, see the need and then let others join you to fill it.
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