Happy Saturday Fellow Local Patrons - Rubin Report Friends, Refugees & Early Birds, The Dawn Patrol & Phamily at Phetasy, The Triggeratti, Bigots and fascinating People of Triggernometry and of course my digital neighbors @ Padre's. This post is across all of those platforms. (I'll post a Far Side later in the morning Dear Triggeratti 😉). @bridgetphetasy Asked yesterday what we are grateful for today? My answer was neighbors. I have met so many good ones along the path in my life. Locals has introduced me to so many digital neighbors. I have dabbled in social media since 1995 and most of the experiences have been mixed at best and many times negative. Locals has been such a breathe of fresh air in meeting decent people, even people you don't agree with on many issues. Locals has provided a platform for meeting your neighbor and seeing the humanity in all of them.
I know it is not a magical place, I am sure their are Locals where I might encounter attitudes and mindsets that would be incompatible and incapable of community for me. You have to have some core ideas, values or understood virtues that everyone appreciates & respects. Rubin Report, Phetasy & Triggernometry are the ones where I get to know the neighbors. I continue to support people like Scott Adams & Michael Malice but don't interact with those communities. There is only so much time after all. I would like to support other creators and communities, but that would require a second collection and most people would think it was for beer money, not neighborly love.🍻
The first quote/meme I have posted before and I have tried to embrace Charles de Foucauld's sentiments as much as possible. The second one is more of a challenge for myself to really expand the scope of my love, of wanting and desiring the good for my neighbor. One can love a person without approving of everything they do. I have always distinguished between approving and accepting. I can accept many things I don't care for in terms of attitude or behavior from my neighbor. If approval and acceptance had to be the same for me, I doubt I would love my neighbor or even want to know them.
Happy Saturday Locals - so many good souls that I have met along the path and a few very dear souls that have become friends and good neighbors even if I never get to chance to meet you in person.
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
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...