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.
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?
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...