There is no better way of gaining perspective about a community than by giving back to it. After moving to Colorado and falling in love with our Colorado way of life, I decided to volunteer to be a puppy raiser for guide dogs for the blind. Service to others, empowering people to explore their world through the gift of independence to blind and partially sighted people – that is what a guide dog affords a visually impaired person. Of all of the things that I have done in my life this single activity gave me a perspective that inspired me not to take anything, not even the smallest detail for granted. That is where my motivation to attend to the details of how our community works first began. Details matter to everyone, even if only in a very small way. We are all connected, and getting the little details right can shape in very profound way our quality of life.