Friday, July 3, 2015


It's been forever since I've written a blog post - I wonder do I still know how?!

I've been thinking a lot lately about "community" and what it means to me; what it means to be a part of one (or many); what it brings to my life and what I bring to it...

I feel blessed to be a part of several "communities" -- my family, my church, my country (especially at this time of year),  my work peers, the students I teach, the "quilty" friends I treasure...

I have one more group that has become a new community to me -- my yoga friends.  I've been taking a yoga class 3 nights a week since the beginning of this year and have met and made many new friends.  We are a wondrous group of (mostly) women!  We are all different shapes and sizes and colors and ages and in different stages of our lives.  I believe for the most part we only see each other in this yoga class or that yoga class...

...and yet there is a very strong bond of friendship, of truly caring about each other, that exists among us strangers -- what a joy it is to be a part of this.  Last night after class our instructor shared her favorite sangria recipe, some chips and a dip, and a big blanket we all sat around and shared an hour of our time with each other.  As I was driving home I thought to myself how happy I was to be a part of this group of women, how lucky I am to call them all "friend".

Who are your communities?  I hope you have several too!

smooches - laurie


  1. Wow! Sangria at yoga? I'd be all in for that. Seriously though, you are very, very lucky.

  2. Your Yoga group sounds wonderful!
    I agree, such a blessing to have friendships and community fellowships!

  3. Your community is so very lucky to have YOU! We love you!