Dear Rodney,
It tickles me, the saint thing.  As if!! I figure that people need heroes, that’s why some call me a saint.  Look, I’m just Helen, OK, and I try to live my life with as much integrity as I can muster, which means doing what love demands.  Just like you did with the 30+ hurricane refugees. You saw a need and responded, right? I think anyone can do what I"ve done, and if given an opportunity, would…
Enlightened self interest?  You better believe it.  Because when we love, truly love, we become very alive; we grow, and if that’s not "self interest," I don’t know what is.  Love, S. Helen