A Sense of Community


There are so many ways that we can engage with and support our neighbours in a way that is beneficial to all of us.  It just takes a little time and care to reach out to others.

Today was an example.  At about 7am I noticed that there was a lot of traffic (all heading east) travelling along our little country lane.  Although it is a 2-way road it is barely wide enough for vehicles to pass in some places.  Apparently there was road works on the main road and the east-bound traffic was being diverted.  My concern was the school bus which travels west (towards Maleny) at just after 8am.  I rang the bus company and ended up speaking to the driver.  He was unaware of the situation and as a result of my call he revised his route and was able to come eastbound and pick up a student at the bus shelter which is right beside our driveway.    I was out by the footpath speaking with the child’s mother when the bus pulled up and Tim (driver) thanked me profusely as he had already done on the telephone.  I didn’t think that this was anything extraordinary – just looking out for the welfare of our community.

See what you can do to help in your community.  There are opportunities galore and I would love to hear them.

3 thoughts on “A Sense of Community

  1. It is about old fashioned values and concern for others. there should be more of it. Good on you Yvonne. Sorry I can’t contribute more, the head is full of the upcoming euthanasia of our cat.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your cat, Pat. They are truly part of the family aren’t they? I am sure you have made a wise and considered decision in the best interests of puss, but nevertheless it is heart-wrenching.

    Although it is not the same, our dog died very suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly while being treated overnight at the vet and I took the next day off work as compassionate leave. I was just too distressed to face anything.

    Take time out for yourselves to grieve the passing of a special friend.

    Hugs xxx

  3. Thanks Fairy. It was not easy. Hubby couldn’t take her so I did it. I am fairly pragmatic and can accept it was the right thing to do, but hubby is quite distraught about it. Methinks this will take a while to get over. And I have to say I was really hit by her absence tonight as I was preparing hubby’s lunch for tomorrow. there were some scraps of meat, not enough to do anything with, but I suddenly realised I couldn’t save them for her. So sad…

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