I love Five Minute Fridays. Just a lovely chance to take a break from it all and just write. Head on over to Lisa-Jo's to find more samplings on the same theme.
This week's theme is....COMMUNITY.
I love community, the sense of belonging to something bigger, of feeling connected.
I love the community of my school, boys and teachers and parents all working together to encourage and achieve...the day to day sense of a common purpose, to help these wonderful young men achieve all they are capable of. Looking around my classes I love the glowing feeling of knowing that these boys, these little creatures, are going to go on and achieve so much.
I love the community of friends I have - the letters, the emails, the late night cups of coffee. Chatting about marriage and houses and babies and work over bottles of rioja or plates of pasta. Feeling proud of my friends for their achievements - climbing Kilimanjaro, getting that big promotion, running that marathon. Walking alongside them in the tougher times - jobhunts, break ups, bereavements. Being so filled with joy for their happy times - weddings, babies, longed for adoptions taking place, successes and excitements.
I love the community of this little blog and of the blog world as a whole. The fact that people read what I have to say is such a gift for one as verbose and filled with words as me! I love reading what others are up to - what they are making, seeing, doing, thinking....
I love the community of Join Me - the raggle taggle bunch of folk, linked by a book and a promise to do a RAoK (Random Act of Kindness) every Friday. These people have been such a gift to me, and their love and support and the friends I've made through Join Me are such a delight.
I love the community of JLL - of women coming together to make a difference. In the past eight months I've met and made friends with a whole cohort of smart, talented, amazing women. I love spending time with them and learning from them!
Last, but never least, I love the community of our little family unit, Matthew and I. Two silly people, working together as a team. Whenever I count my blessings he's right at the top of the list - how blessed I am to have a partner in crime like him! And tomorrow, we move into our first home together. Happy, happy, happy badger.
Huzzah for nearly weekend/almost moving time!
PS I'd love to have some questions for 'Ask Me Anthing', if you have a spare moment. PPS My book giveaway runs until Monday :)