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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Community

 
 
A community built on years of trust and growth is a superior place to live. Without a safe environment little can be achieved. Nations with the lowest levels of crime are inundated with applications of immigration. Freedom and safety are natural desires, without them a harsh existence awaits. Since the World Wide Web we can see each other a little clearer; we can’t always fathom each other’s emotions, though we know which countries have a strong sense of community.
Being able to walk down the street and say hello to neighbours or even strangers without fear of ulterior motives is still a common part of daily life in many countries. The joy of these simple pleasures shows humanity and community spirit in its best light. When people help each other in the face of adversity, they are genuinely putting others before their own needs – this care gets to the heart of what it means to belong, to be part of something.
We can never underestimate the levels of human kindness and understanding within our communities. The people in our beloved towns, especially those kindred spirits we call friends are often like extended family and since some families groups can sometimes live in other towns, states or countries from time to time – those that regularly share in our lives are truly valued.

Of course nothing is rosy all of the time, but even then you can ask for help from family, friends, neighbours – your personal community. Farther from that, some even have online communities where they can support each other in clubs or groups regarding things of personal interest. This may be a place were common interests help answer your questions and create an even greater sense of worldly community.
Don’t be a stranger, join a club or community group and offer something of yourself. If you’re new in town don’t wait, get to know your people! Be part of the fascinating microcosm we call community.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Friday, 11 October 2013

End Point

 
 
So much of our time is embedded in an often simple desire or result. It is the same the world over – people work hard to get to a stage where they can literary buy more time at ease or leisure with family and friends. Years of work, struggle and hard savings are invested in getting to an end point were the simple joys can be appreciated.

A work or career path is often crucial to obtaining the essentials or any luxuries. Though the financial tasks many set themselves may actually cripple a great part of their lives until much later in life. The lure of status infects many as they strive for something better – but if it is all about show, the true cost must be reassessed. Comparisons are a waste of time. An honest limit of what you can truly afford is essential for a happy life. If house, car, business and credit card payments are creating untold stress – downsize these things so you can restart the adventure of living.
If you were working towards your true quest and you suddenly won the lottery or inherited a fortune – would that alter the direction you were going? Would you abandoned your goals for a poolside deckchair or would your desires still be strong? Wealth does change things; sometimes for good and sometimes for bad. If your primary goal was to make your fortune and the idea was just a vehicle to get there – you have reached your end point. If however passion and purpose remain; your quest and the journey to get there do not have an endpoint – it will be a lifelong pleasure with many milestones along the way.
Be who you are, forget about some grand finale and make time to enjoy what’s out there and what you do best! Make goals but don’t load yourself with punishments to get there. You are an accomplished being! Experience is all that we have and memory is its keeper.

Sharon D Bush   The Sage  
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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