Every once in a while there’s a moment of clarity, when you realize “this is what it’s all about.” I’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of those moments lately.
See, it’s not about stuff or what kind of house you live in or what you drive. It’s not about your smart phone–and by the way, mine’s dumb but lovable–or the labels in your clothes or your credit limit (or your credit debt. Mine is zero, just for the record, and yes, I’m kind of proud of that).
I had one of those moments last week while watching Lark Rise to Candleford. If you’re in a hurry, scroll ahead to about 4:00 in this clip.
That’s what it’s about–a community, whether that’s made up of two or three people or much broader, coming together to celebrate milestones, to share in joys, to help in sorrows, and to work out the in-between. The simple things, the small joys and celebrations and sharing of the best of what we have and are–those are the things that matter. We are not meant to be alone.