You guys, let’s talk about community. This has been on my mind so often lately. Just running around my brain like a hamster on a wheel. Side note: I hate hamsters. I think they are gross. They are too small and weird and just creep me out.
I have been pondering about what community really means after reading ‘Bread and Wine’ by my brand new favourite author Shauna Niequist (everyone go buy all of her books. Seriously. Her writing is some of the best I have ever encountered). I have been craving deeper, closer fellowship lately – possibly more than ever before. I want to be honest and open floodgates for people to share and be open and vulnerable.
In ‘Bread and Wine’ Shauna talks repeatedly about the benefits of having a tribe… why doing life with your people adds so much richness and depth to your own life. As I am writing this I am also talking to one of my dearest friends. She lives across the country, and it makes me sad. But she is one of those keeper friends. We reconnected and she is one of my friends I have the most in common with. She is one of the busiest people I know and still makes time to talk to little old me. She is there for me at all hours of the day (or night), and tells me I am not being a whiny brat when we both know that is not true. This friendship adds so much richness and texture to my life. Knowing you have someone there who will listen and help you work through junk in life is a deep gift.
I adore my people so much. I have no idea what I would do without them. I value who these great women and men are and what they bring to this world. My life is made so much better and more full with the presence of them. I love weathering storms with my pals, listening to them talk about what’s going on in their lives, and helping them wherever I can.
My friends have helped me weather wild storms, listened to me for hours on end, and have helped me understand what this crazy world is all about.
For that, I am thankful.
What do you love most about your tribe? How do they add depth and richness to your life? Do you have any cool friendship traditions?