To me community means sharing life with my friends. When I can share the nitty gritty details of my day the good times become great and the sad times are easier to bear. Not so easy when I've left two of my best friends in New York and my local besties don't live just down the block. Living in a city like Calgary, where everything is so spread out, it takes planning and time to go anywhere. Add in everyone's conflicting schedules, kids, dinner, laundry and the unforeseen events that happen to us all and it becomes difficult to have daily chats with friends. Thank God for Facebook! You may not walk out of your tent in the morning and be able to see how I am dressed or if there is a smile on my face but you will probably read my status update. Blogs and tweets bring communal living back from the days of small towns and villages, Main Street and neighbors who know your name. So to my friends, both old and new, let me share my life with you, from the delightful details of raising my son to the trivial details of my current likes and dislikes. Maybe you will laugh at me or with me, either way I hope I can add something positive to your day.
We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
Back in Calgary! The snow is beautiful and it is actually not as cold as it looks.