a january salad

The other day, a friend sent me this link, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

Yes, it’s a good premise for a BBC comedy, but beyond that, I’d say that it’s one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a long time. And just knowing that a community has pulled it off, or is at least doing their best to make it work, this makes whatever I hope I’ve got do a little dance.

There’s a lot of talk out there right now about who can make our country work again. Shrink right down to the local level, and we’re dealing with some of the same questions around our table at town hall. I walk in to my meetings trying to stay open and optimistic, and many nights it’s a challenge to stay that way. I’m trying though, and I’ll keep trying.

I know this. That any solution that does not involve generosity is not a solution at all. That the priority of the work we do as a country as a community should be the people who make up the community.

It takes a shift, and I don’t know how it will happen. But in that little town in the UK, it started with someone who invited people onto her yard, into her garden. She had enough food to share, and so she offered it to people walking by. And now, the town is filled with gardens that feed its residents, and their goal is to become self-sufficient in their food supply in the next 6 years. I think they might just to do it.

I’m listening to the good news. Like this one, too. I think generosity is going to win here.




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