Look for the helpers…

Resourceful Thinking. Written in conjunction by Blaine and Angela deVesty. Look for the helpers.  That’s what I tell my three little ones when they are discouraged by all the events taking place around us.  At 2, 4, and 6, their access to television is still pretty limited.  But as we navigate throughout our community, it’s […]

Benevolence – the quality of being well meaning…

Benevolence – “the quality of being well meaning; kindness.”  Whether you read the paper or watch the news on TV, it seems more and more challenging to recognize this remarkable human virtue in today’s world… or is it?  Luckily for us here in the Vail community, we don’t have to look far to see kindness […]


Philanthropy – you hear the word, but may not know the true meaning behind it.  Philanthropy is defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.  The concept of a generous donation may be a bit intimidating to your wallet; however Greater Vail […]

Treasure Hunting

Treasure hunting.  For many, this conjures up images of pirates with eye patches and missing teeth boldly maneuvering a boat through choppy waters in search of gold coins.  For me, this means a trip to Vail Depot.  The ever-changing inventory allows for a new find every visit, and the potential for uncovering something truly magnificent.  […]

The Joy of Voluntary Simplicity

There are many reasons people seek to simplify their lives.  De-cluttering your house makes it easier to clean.  Minimizing your store list puts dollars back in your wallet.  Purchasing pre-owned items is good for the earth.  Minimalism, or the voluntary simplicity movement, is not a new theme.  It’s been around since the time of Plato, […]

ReSourceful Thinking

Greater Vail Community ReSources was formed with one intent: to help neighbors in need.  Here are a few ways your contribution makes a difference in your community: Donate to ReSources Vail Food Bank.  Keeping your community Food Bank stocked on mandatory items like peanut butter, cereal and canned meats keeps cost down and boosts outreach.  […]

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

I read this recently and it spoke to me.  Whatever stage of life you are in, you have a gift that can benefit others.  Whether it’s a helping hand, charitable donations, raising awareness, or words of advice, your contribution is important and has the potential to make a lasting impact in your community.  Whether it’s […]

Community Service, Simplified: Neighbors helping Neighbors

In a society that places much emphasis on social networks there is one thing we are certainly lacking, community involvement.  Yes, it takes more than a few clicks on a keyboard, but research proves that interaction with your community is crucial to your health and happiness as well as the health and happiness of those […]

ReSourcesful Thinking

ReSourceful Thinking… On an evening commute from Tucson, I am reminded why calling Vail home is such a treasure.  More often than not, the sky takes on a color that is awe inspiring.  Like many that call Vail home, my previous commute was to and from the Bay area.  I was happy to trade the […]