I am thankful for so many options in my life

I wrote this post in 2011 and it was good to re-read it and remember how much I have to be grateful for!

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In reality, I am a bit grumpy about having so many options. I believe I should be thankful and I will blog my way into convincing myself.

Today I tried to find a poem to express how I am feeling at the moment. I couldn’t find one. I am puzzling over living “in community”. For example, my sister and her husband live in a small farming community. They have lived there for many years. They are well-known and have many friends. When our father, and later, our mother passed away, they received lots of support from friends and neighbours.

I left my home town a long time ago and have moved around a fair bit. I tend to have a few close friends and don’t know many people in the wider community/city or town. Hardly anyone knows when there is a crisis in my family. A few years ago I lost my sister-in-law…

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