Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Friends! Hi there friends from across the Local's-verse - Refugees & Joyful Bigots, Dawn Patrol & Early Birds, Conversants & Lurkers, Triggeratti & Later Dayers and of course Phamily! Happy Sunday to each and to all. A little poem from Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and some more Mother Nature the day.
Mrs. Craik's poem on friendship is reflective of having a couple of good ones in your life. Sometimes you find a space where such people can gather together like many of the Local's communities. No one capable of rational thought and self-criticism wants an echo chamber, but rather a friend or community of souls that helps us be our best. Good friends/communities help us trim the dead growth and add clarity even and often when there is not complete agreement. No one capable of civility and reflection wants to be under the assault of constant personal attack or be subject to projected assumptions rather than sincere questions. Good friends/communities listen to us with compassion and question with thoughtfulness. Uneasy moments are inescapable if you ever talk about matters of consequence, but good friends/communities can weather such moments with patience. Good friends/communities can find bonds that defy spectators who scratch their heads and wonder what those friends/community have in common when there are fundamental differences. The fundamental commonalities are often only known in the living and listening, taking the time to desire to know the person/community before you. Happy Sunday Friends!
Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort
feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words - but pouring them
All right out - just as they are
Chaff and grain together -
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them -
Keep what is worth keeping -
And with the breathe of kindness
Blow the rest away.
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Late Autumn in Brighton, Michigan | A late autumn scene
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...