Today, I’m giving thanks for community. Living in a particular geographical location is one thing. Living in and being part of a community is another thing entirely. I consider myself fortunate to be part of a pretty close-knit community where we live.
One thing that regularly brings the community together is the fact that we have really great community events. Our church, in particular, hosts a massive Trick-or-Trunk every year. This year, Beth and I signed up to volunteer our trunk for the event. I am always amazed at the sheer number of people that turn out for these events. We had over 1200 people show up on Halloween night!
I am even more amazed at the number of people that I know at these events. At every turn, I am pulled into a conversation with someone that I haven’t seen in a couple of weeks or getting hugs from kids that I know from this place or that. It can be a little overwhelming at times.
Do you find yourself giving thanks for community? Are you a big part of your community or more of a silent partner? Leave me a comment and make sure you follow along and see what else I’m giving thanks for.