Article in my hometown paper today, The Oscoda Herald, states that the “Fairview (high school) seniors witness devastation, help cleanup during community-supported senior trip”. They went to Rockport, Texas to give support and help to those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The students said even though it had been months since the storm, there were ‘mountains of trash and debris all over”. They helped to fix up homes & clear brush among other things. This was a community organized event which primarily was service-oriented. The seniors did get some downtime together touring some of Houston’s favorite spots. Needless to say, I’m proud to be a member of this community of Fairview, Michigan. — feeling hopeful in Fairview, Michigan.
Truly, it’s NOT about ME, BUT RATHER, it’s about who or what is IN me…THUS making me who I am.
What good propelling force is in you or me is what counts.
And how is another able to know this force?
By their fruits you shall know them, is the answer.
Are the fruits producing an effect that is helpful or harmful for the most concerned?
As this force is very personal and personable for each of us, nevertheless, IT (being Spirit) IS either us or not to one degree or another. The physical vehicle called the body we carry around with us is not who we ARE, but is simply a vessel in which to allow that force of good to act.
So, by my fruits you shall know me.
What do I DO and how do I APPLY the word or the active loving force within me?
By knowing first Who I Am, and then What I Am on earth to DO (that good creative force working in and through me FOR THE GREATER GOOD) and finally, HAVING the fullness thereof (meaning having the desires of your heart met).
So, it’s REALLY not all about ME! Do you ‘see’ that now?
In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself. If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog. So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂
I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try. I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.
Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself! It IS life! Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other. There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?
And that, that is in communication, is in community…. Oh, how I love the word community. From that we get communion*.
Have a wonderful rest of the day! And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.
If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here. You’ll be happy you did! 🙂
“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.
Just when it seems that life couldn’t get any better (I just published another book), there are obstacles I must overcome to keep doing what I want to in life. And that’s an every day occurrence. Since I am an author, illustrator, blogger, etc., then writing and publishing a book isn’t but half the battle. It’s getting ‘myself’ out there.
It’s really about connecting with people, getting to know them face to face or via social media. It’s having a following but also following others that are good common sense kinds of folks. Having a platform, a website, a blog to write, a brand, marketing and promotional tools are just some of what is needed after the fact of publishing. Perhaps it comes at the same time or before. But it’s all relative.
I suppose this all falls under communication.
Seems like a daunting task at times. 🙂
It’s not very often in life one is able to be in a very remote area yet be surrounded with such a feeling of love and community. Perhaps it is all the prayers that are protecting us in this area of Fairview, Michigan. Or perhaps it is just the good thoughts and energy that is expended from these hard-working folks called the Amish. Whatever it is, I feel like I am contributing to this feeling-by my prayers and good thoughts, too.