Better Than We Found It
A sign hangs over the kitchen sink:
Our goal is to leave everything better than we found it.
It’s an admirable goal, but one we are not very good at.
When we borrow a friend’s car, use the latrine, have a difficult discussion, leave a restaurant table, handle a customer complaint, respond to a referral, or use the condiment cart at the corner coffee shop to top off the cream and sugar.
Can we leave things better than we found them?