Giving time and energy.

And I'm back to personal thoughts tonight.  It takes a village, and sometimes it takes intersecting villages.  That's true for children and it's true for adults.  I think we get so caught up with our work and our nuclear families that we let other things slide sometimes.  We can't help it, there are only so many hours in the day after all.  My husband and I live hundreds of miles from my closest family, and thousands from his.  This week three people we are close to have suffered a range of tragedies and health issues, all independent of each other.  It's sad to watch, but good to be able to help.  That's a gift.