My Dadâ€™s extended family shares a lake cabin outside of Spokane, Washington, where we are currently enjoying a paradise-like existence. Someone asked my cousin, Jenny, how it works to maintain a shared place like this. In her words: â€œwhen you see something that needs to be done you do it.â€ She said this after driving out after work to replenish the supply of clean towels, sheets, and drinking water for us after their stay here the previous week.
I loved the simplicity of her response. No ego. No martyrdom. Just a recipe for mutuality and servanthood.
Cabins can bring out the best in people I think.