The idea of tribes has been bouncing around in my head lately. I've written about it before (here and here), but I feel like my idea of a tribe has broadened. Reading this slice titled, Villages, made me think and challenged my idea of a village or a tribe. I guess, before, I always thought of a tribe as one group of people, but this blogger defined all of the villages, or tribes, in her life. That fits. What tribes support me? This tribe of bloggers. A tribe of teachers. There's a tribe of church friends...and more. I need to remember to open my eyes and see those people in my life.
Sometimes being single and childless means I feel alone more often than others. It's can be a struggle, but when I think about my life in terms of tribes, I feel the aloneness slip away. I'm grateful for the people in my tribeS. They are near and far. They provide love and support. They make sure that I'm not alone, not really.
|My niece and nephew are part of my tribe.|
Here's a thought from someone in my DREAM tribe, Anne Lamott...
“One secret of life is that the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. Another secret is that laughter is carbonated holiness”
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
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