Sometimes, it’s easy to forget why I love this small town we live in. Yes, everybody knows your name and your mama and daddy’s name, and where you’re supposed to be and not supposed to be, and pretty much anything else about your business. And yes, sometimes, when news is slow, it seems folks make stuff up just to have something to talk about. There are plenty of times when I just want to get out and see the world, or at least someplace bigger than this.
What I’ve experienced the last few weeks, though, I would never have known in a big city. The community I’ve felt is a result of more than just living close to one another. As a matter of fact, my neighbors here live much farther away than neighbors in a big city would. My husband and I, as well as our families, have spent years investing in our community - our town, our churches, our businesses, our schools, even other families and friends.
Even if you are not a Christian, the community spirit of a small town rings true in times of crisis. People draw closer together and take care of each other. Particularly, here in the South, we feed each other - guess that’s our love language! We all have our problems, and so many times we don’t get it right, but when someone is in a time of need, I love how our small town reacts and helps one another out.
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