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
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Frozen Friends! 7 Fahrenheit here in wintery New Melle. Nothing too long this morning, when it is this cold outside the house drops down into the low 60's and sometimes mid 50's if it lasts too long. A space heater and closed doors keeps where I inhabit a bit warmer. I have nothing to complain about except when I have to venture into the world. How about a limmerick? Most I know are far worse than this one. Enjoy! Happy Thursday Friends!
Bill's snowman was missing a snout
For carrots in shops had run out.
A sausage sufficed
But as it de-iced
Its purpose was cast into doubt!
Padre is inviting you to Coffee Talk (We'd like to promise you wisdom, but would you settle for a few laughs?)
Topic: Frozen Coffee Talk (Elsa not included) with the ADD Irregulars
Time: Jan 20, 2022 06:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 835 9785 4223
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...