Today I want to take some time and express how thankful I am for my community. Friends I have had my entire life, my church family, people I have never met in person. It takes a village. Or in my case, a metropolis!
I am unbelievably fortunate to have an army of caring friends surrounding me, supporting me and keeping me on the right path. I have friends who make me laugh, who let me cry, and who slap me in the face with truth when I am being ridiculous. My community group is one of the most amazing groups of people I have ever known, always willing to help another. I have grown so much with these folks and thank them for their willingness to do life with me.
Sometimes it’s really hard to get out there. I don’t think I am alone in feeling very secluded at times. Even though I try to stay connected, I often feel like an outsider. It’s hard to meet new people or make friends. Even for an extrovert like me. Getting past surface chatter can be really difficult. Thankfully, my friends meet me in the middle. We give and we take and it’s a beautiful blessing. I know that I have so much to learn from you and I hope to be a better friend starting with acknowledging how much you all mean to me. So thank you!