A dear friend recently asked me how best she could support my continuous success, especially in more challenging times. The offer of service was so sincere and heartfelt it got me to thinking about what family, community and being of service meant to me in my life. I so frequently muse to myself and those around me, that one of life’s many beauties is that as adults we can choose our family and community. We can choose to use our natural gifts, and apply our skills and talents in service to one another.
For me and mine, family has become that bond which is not necessarily tied through blood, marriage or obligation, but a decided union of nurturing kinship both through attraction (our common values, shared beliefs, mutual love and respect) and Universal design (we were put in each other’s paths for a purpose and a reason). Continue reading →