Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! The simplest things are often the best. Went to a birthday party last night for one of our parishioners. It was a great gathering of members of our daily Mass crowd, friends & neighbors. It is so good to celebrate life and the bonds that unite us when the main cultural current is one of division and obsession with self.
I hope you find community in real life and/or on-line which enrich your life, cause you to laugh, invite you to think, inspire growth and reassure you of the potential goodness in humanity. No community is perfect, everyone has their own cocktail of bad judgements and selfish justifications. If those judgements & justifications are never examined, occasionally questioned or changed we run the risk of personal stagnation and all the ill it brings to our life. Boredom will be the least of your problems but the most present of background noises. Worse will be the spiritual poisons that work to separate you from others and even yourself.
No one need be a prisoner to such things. There are more self made prisons in our lives than most of us realize. Yeah there are jerks that get scripted into our lives knowingly & unknowingly by bad judgement and happenstance but they receive more of their power/authority from our willingness than we realize. The behaviors you accept are often the ones you get.
Good friends in community encourage us to be our better selves. Good friends in community can help us know our strengths and work on overcoming our weaknesses. Good friends in community celebrate the goodness of life. Good friends in community overcome the temptation to endlessly complain about life, culture or the world. (Some complain about real life neighbors but that can be self-defeating since ones wonders when they complain about you?)
The simplest things are often the best. Happy Birthday!!! It sure is good to celebrate life, even better to celebrate the life of a friend. It is the icing on the cake to do that in community. On to the quote and photo! Happy Friday friends!
“There is no joy without gratitude.” – Brene Brown
AUTUMN BY THE LAKE IN STANLEY, IDAHO
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
Tom Miller - Padre is inviting you to Coffee Talk
Topic: Tom Miller - Padre is inviting you to an exhilarating cup of Coffee Talk with the ADD Irregulars
Time: Sep 29, 2022 06:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 839 9764 2791
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...