No greater act of kindness exists than to give of your time, talents and/or funds toward the betterment of your fellow man. Seattle and the people of the Puget Sound have taught me this valuable lesson. I have never been around a group of people who dig deeper to impact social change in my life. For a state as blue as Washington, they don't wait for government to do much. They reach within themselves, but they also don't pretend that government doesn't have some role to play. That lesson will influence me for some time to come.