Monday, February 21, 2011

Neighbors

Feeling thankful today for a God who makes sure that even though things change, they don't always have to for those who want to hang on a moment or two longer. I'm a recluse, an introvert, a loner, a social misfit. Don't feel bad for me or rush to reassure me. I'm fine with it. Didn't used to be, but now, I know it's who I am having been made this way by I AM. So it's all good.
I'm also someone who was born about 50 years too late for the world that I long for. Of course, had I lived through World War II, rationing, and all that went with it I'm sure the romantic glow would be tarnished. So maybe it is nicer to think about rather than live through our dreams. Which brings me to this lovely place in time where a recluse like myself can still be a part of a neighborhood, a group of us who gather together over fences with a cup of coffee and a wonderful new recipe or a prayer request to share. Today I imagine all of you as neighbors, each of your individual blogs like houses lining a street on which we all live. Any time of day or night I can visit you and see what is happening at your house. Sometimes I stop in for a chat by leaving a comment and other times I wave as I go by without saying anything. I suspect if I were keeping house in 1953 as I so often fantasize, I would be the same introvert who doesn't gather at the neighborhood fences as I am now. Only in 1953 there would have been no online neighborhood for me. In 2011, I have the best of all worlds! I can be a loner with 20 best friends!
So thank you, neighbors, for inviting me to your house and coming to mine for a cup of coffee and a chat. You have become some of my dearest friends and in case I don't say it enough; I love you and I thank God for the part you play in my life.
I always wanted to have a neighbor just like you; I always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you! Won't you be my neighbor?

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Elizabeth said...

I loved this post,it sounds like me!

Judy said...

Such a truly wonderfully beautiful post!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I deleted my 3 comments, in case they would hurt anyone's feelings.

I still enjoyed your post. And resonate with some of it. And linked to it, here in my blog today.

Thank you...

Odie Langley said...

A really awesome post. I feel so much the same way as my blog family has grown since I started by last june. I have 74 followers as of today to me that is amazing. In a way we are a family. Glad to meet you. Stop over at my place anytime.
Odie

Linda Chapman said...

I came over from Aunt Amelia's attic.....love this post and so totally agree with you!

Ann said...

I'm visiting from Debra at As I See it Now and I'm glad I did. I like you already just from your statement " someone who was born about 50 years too late". That's me to a tea!!!

Vickie said...

Howdy Neighbor! I came over from Aunt Amelia's Attic to say hi! How WELL you put into words about having tons of best friends to chat with, comment on, and wave to! It's a wonderful neighborhood and I have lots of new best friends, too, that I wouldn't have had before. I'm not a hermit, just a busy country gal with not much time for visitin'. I can visit early, late in this cyber-neighborhood and stay close to all my bloggie friends!

Enjoyed your post!!

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