It's almost the weekend :) Can you believe it? Me either :) We're doing our final push for our charity, Riley Children's Hospital, tomorrow. So far our little store has collected over $2,000 this month. We're also in second place in our region :)
So tonight after work I hit the store again and grab the goodies to make potato salad and baked beans :) I may even throw together a few cookies for the occasion :) Sunday is our last collection day then on Monday I will do the drawing for our raffles!!!
Something that has really spoke to my heart is how our little community has gotten behind us on this. I am so thrilled to see how many people have donated, not only money, but food to our cookouts. It is overwhelming how much the community has supported our cause and us during this time.
I can honestly say I am very proud to say I am a part of this community. I have always adored small town living, but over the course of the last two years and being a part of the only store in town, I've been able to get to know more people who make up our little piece of the world. We have a beautifully mixed variety of people here. There is a definite feel of community in our little town.
Living here continues to firm my beliefs in how you view the world is what you will see. We're not the perfect small town USA, but we're perfect for us. Sure there can be improvements to our little area, such as more businesses lining our main street, old buildings that either could be torn down or put to better use than sitting there empty. I understand this, but progress isn't made over night, and what I see in the people of this community is amazing.
Everything starts somewhere. The first place to begin is definitely in our own backyards. Within ourselves and how we view what is around us.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!