Community…

The sun sets on another day…

I have written many times about the number of people at the beach when I take sunset pictures. This is not just where I live, but anywhere there is a beautiful view, and a beautiful sunset. It is not just about the sunset. Well, sometimes it is, but many times it is about the feeling of community people get when they are sharing something so beautiful together.

Today I had the privilege of sitting with about 46 other great writers (and me, lol). They were of various ages and varies backgrounds. Short and tall, multiple ethnicities, and a myriad of other traits were present. We all had one thing in common, a passion for writing. 

It was amazing talking to this group and learning about them and what builds their passion for writing. Some of them were self evident with driven passion extending down to the moments. One young lady was lost in writing every free moment she was there. Others traded stories and learned about each other and you could tell in spite of the personality mix that they were all of one common goal, to write.

I won’t say every one of them wrote for the same reason. I am sure some wrote to remember, some wrote to forget, some to cope, some to discover, some for fun, and some as a penance, but in the end, they were all driven and I was a part of this little group if only for a moment.

It means something to all of us to belong to something. We are truly blessed each time we are more than just who we are, meaning we are blessed to be part of something bigger. Whether it is a simple bond of a few, a bond of family, a bond of community or more, we feel as though the world is better because we are part of something better. Today I shared in one of the feelings with a plethora of very special people.

So as the sun sets on another day, find something to be part of and hold on. Be it a simple group or a large group, it will fulfill parts of you and really make life a little better. Be more, give more, and in the process become somewhat better. Today I felt good to be a part of such an amazing group, and maybe, just maybe, some friendships were born today. If you are lucky enough to see friendships bloom, hold on to them and make them stronger all you can. It has to be two sides, but that happens to, but hold on to all your friendships, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and feel passion every day, and more…

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