My Friends ~ You Guys are the Best!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thirty Days of Gratitude ~ Day # 9

Today I am thankful for COMMUNITY.

We live in the country, but we are surrounded by great neighbors!  Their homes are just a little farther away then if we lived in town.

During this past week, two of the older ladies of the community passed away.  These ladies grew up with my mother-in-law (who is 92), they raised their children here, and attended our rural church.  They were both sweethearts and we shared many great memories. 

This morning, I will be cooking for one of the families.  This is what neighbors do here.  And I want my children and grandchildren to experience this tradition of caring for one another passed on.  WE Have to TEACH the next GENERATION.

I had a blogger leave a comment yesterday (thank you, Karen) and asked, “Is November 13th really World Kindness Day?  People should be kind everyday.”  How TRUE!  But sometimes we need to be reminded and sometimes, there are those who have never been shown that “kindness” is an action we choose to do.

May your day be filled with kindness!

Be sure and visit Brenda by clicking on the button at the top, for more great posts about GRATITUDE!


P.S.  I'll be back a little later to show you what we made!  It smells wonderful!.;)

  ~ Thelma Jean and Maxine, you will be missed. ~


  1. I love community! Years ago I prayed that the LORD will surround us with "family" since we don't live by our actual families. He provided above and beyond!

  2. What a lovely thing to be thankful for.

  3. I love your comments! Thanks for loving on me... I have to set the record straight though.. I don't always have such a good attitude about inconveniences. ; )

  4. Our church communities are like this around here. And some of the neighbors, ok, one of the neighbors. I agree with you--community is something to be grateful for!

  5. Hello Cheryl!
    So glad you are loving in and TO your community! Thanks for the reminder that we teach more by doing! Have a blessed day! hugs!

  6. You are blessed to live in such a great community. There was a time when most communities were like that, and yes, we need to teach our children the sense of community. We need more communities that are willing to work together.

  7. Cheryl, thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate all of them and it just knowing that women around the world have taken time to lift me up in prayer makes me smile.

    We moved to our home in the country 3 years and we have two neighbors. Behind us (was actually part of our property years ago and was then divded and sold) is a single gentleman who keeps to himself. Across the road is another family (husband and wife, grown children). We have met them a few times but they too want to keep to themselves.

    Because we are new to the community we don't know many people here. There is no store and everything we do is in another town so I guess my "community" is our homeschool community made up of many families around the area.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.


  8. I'm definitely going to post about World Kindness day on my Friday Things I Learned This Week post with a link back here.

  9. You're right. The feeling of community tends to be slipping away. It's funny. everyone is busier than ever, and in contact with more people, but there is less and less reaching out. People are so lonely. I'm sorry that you lost two fine women in your community, but I'm glad to read that you are reaching out.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! It is always a joy to hear from you.