When I arrived on the island I looked for different ways to meet people. I knew that Rob would not always be available to show me around - not because he wouldn't want to, but because he is so busy. To that end I started going to Rotary breakfast meetings - and eventually joined, I made sure that we attended any social events that came up, I put myself down for volunteer work ...... and I started going to church.
Now I'm not embarrassed to say that that's the reason why I went. Since joining that community and getting to know a few regulars, a couple of them have told me that they started coming for the same reason. Now that I am local, I continue to go every Sunday. No, I haven't found that ol' time religion. I have simply found a very caring and friendly community that gets together on a Sunday morning - and I like being a part of it. And the spectacular morning tea afterwards has nothing to do with it :-)
You know it doesn't hurt me to have to sit for about 40 minutes and be still. It's a lovely time to reflect, think things through and be grateful for the many blessings in my life.
Life is good.