Being Thankful for Community

Thankfulness isn’t just for Thanksgiving – there are so many reasons to be thankful for community, every day!(Re-post from Coho Now #108. Not on the list? Sign-up here.).
Day 1 Today I am thankful for my neighbor for letting me borrow her car
Day 2 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who made my family cookies (from a child)
Day 3 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who gave me a ride to the airport (1 ½ hours away)
Day 4 Today I am thankful for my neighbor sharing the work of cutting wood for the winter
Day 5 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who helped me build my website
Day 6 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who had eggs I could borrow
Day 7 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who picked up my son at school and brought him to soccer
Day 8 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who has a lot of books that he lends out
Day 9 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who had a spare lemon that I need for my recipe
(I hated to get in my car to go to the store for one thing)
Day 10 Today I am thankful for my neighbor that helped me hang a picture in my house
Day 11 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who put bandaids on my knee when I fell off my scooter (from a child)
Day 12 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who helped me cook a community meal
Day 13 Today I am thankful for my neighbor that took me to my doctor’s appointment last week
Day 14 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who raked my leaves
Day 15 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who walked my dogs while I was sick in bed
Day 16 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who helped me build a wood box in the workshop (from a child)
Day 17 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who helped me move my my new washer/dryer… again
Day 18 Today I am thankful for my neighbor Kay who made me chicken soup as I have pneumonia
Day 19 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who checked my mail while I was out of town
Day 20 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who fixed my computer router thingy
Day 21 Today I am thankful for my neighbor babysitting me (from a child)
Day 22 Today I am thankful for my neighbor Batman (from a child)
Day 23 Today I am simply thankful to be alive
Day 24 Today I am thankful for my neighbors sharing leftover pie at an informal community gathering
Day 25 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who took me to our city’s homeless
shelter to help her serve meals to those in need
Day 26 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who asked me if they could do anything
to help when she saw I was obviously upset.
Day 27 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who invited my to Thanksgiving dinner
Day 28 Today I am thankful for my neighbor that climbed a ladder to hang my Christmas lights
Day 29 Today I am thankful for my neighbor that asked me if I needed anything from
the store (she was on her way to go grocery shopping)
Day 30 Today I am thankful for Danish cohousers, Chuck & Katie, CoHoUS, cohousing ‘burning souls’,
community neighbors and all those that dream of living in community!
and I am thankful for all those that answered my question…”what are you thankful for today in community?”
~Karin Hoskin Wild Sage Cohousing, Boulder, CO

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