A young man knocked on my door and asked if I needed snow removal. The worst has passed so the majority of the drifting is done (hopefully). The young man explained that he has his own handyman service, and actually lives across the street.
When I paid him, I asked a few more questions of him to find that he is afflicted with ADHD and his mother is helping him learn to be independent. His odd jobs are like his fun money. He seemed like a decent young man who is struggling (as we all are, on some level) and doing his best in life.
I have a grandson who is in the autism spectrum so I understand the dynamics of of how this young man's mind works. I would rather spend extra $$ for someone like him and hope that my small action will encourage him in some way. And, as you might imagine, his work ethic is better than most.
Thank you, Richard!