We have often talked about what it means to be a part of a community. What should we expect from one another? I have always thought that, as Kennedy said, "...our most basic, common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air." We are facing difficult times and I do not think that we can face them alone, sequestered from one another. As a community, we can be bold and accomplish much. There is strength in numbers. This past week, we have talked and we have listened to one another. We have seen the each others' needs and we have seen each others' wants, for ourselves and for our children.
This past week we talked about health care. We talked about education, both grade school and college, and we talked about child care. We talked about jobs, and owning homes, and retirement. We talked about war and peace and supporting local economies and the storms in Clemson have made us wonder about global warming and the environment. This past week has been a week of conversations about what really matters to people.
We believe that if we take care of the small problems, the big problems will be that much easier to deal with. We believe that if we take care of what is right in front of us, those things in the distance will not be so scary. The future is not so scary if the present is not so bad and there is no darkness that we cannot all walk through together. So, ask me about the co-op.