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  1. Elaine

    I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada where we are supremely blessed with the awesomeness and beauty of the natural world. I enjoy it daily. Here are some ways the commons also blesses us: universal public health care, safe water, good public education, good public libraries, public transit, parks and community centres , a fair electoral system, maintained infrastructure, art galleries, museums, theatres, transit, a world class justice system emergency services. And more.
    The hard truth is however that many of these blessings (clean drinking water, justice ) are not available to all, notably many Indigenous communities. Ii yearn for more equity.

    10 months ago
  2. Malag

    Having shelter is a blessing in itself. Putting that shelter in a well off country and in a nice place is many degrees of privilege beyond that.

    10 months ago
  3. B
    Brown Rose

    We are spoiled by the bike and walking paths. Can’t or don’t want to drive to the
    mountains? That’s OK. There are enough hidden gems that make you forget you are still in the city.

    10 months ago
  4. Cathie

    Where I live is a blessing due to the freedom to: worship as I wish, speak what I feel, come and go as I want,, breath fresh air, drink water when thirsty, eat food when hungry, walk in nature when time permits, be friends with whom I choose…too many blessings to list.

    10 months ago
  5. S
    Spring River

    Where I live is a blessing since I am able to freely go outside and enjoy the nature without hesitation or fear. I am freely able to practise religon with any wish and connect with those I love

    10 months ago
  6. d
    db82258

    The preciousness of being home within yourself and every breath a gift.

    10 months ago
  7. d
    db82258

    “Dream of the Heart” can be answered.

    10 months ago
  8. Don Jones

    It is a beautiful planet, and from all accounts, very rare and precious.

    10 months ago
  9. semelee

    I leave a bit of myself everywhere I go.
    I feel as though I live in all of those places and among all of those I have touched or spoken to, or even smiled at.
    I live in a beautiful spider’s web of interconnectedness and that is a blessing because even when my mind grows small and I feel very alone, this truth reminds me I never am. None of us are.

    10 months ago
  10. Elle

    Where I live (as a metaphor) is a blessing because it’s about choosing how I want to ‘Be’/ ‘Being’ from my inside {soul & heart}.
    There are a lot of negatives that I had & still have to turn around to be the person that feels best living in my skin. Where I’ve come from = making some very poor choices for myself [or] letting others make too many choices for me…..going against what felt right, from inside.
    For the longest time, I was getting swallowed up by the negatives that I was just existing through, it felt like I was going to loose myself [again], if I did not change my attitude & outlook.
    I use to say where I lived was a prison, but- then I thought about people (& yeah- have seen some of those shows on t.v.) about those who are actually locked up/imprisoned in terrible places. How some of them have turned it around. It’s been happening throughout time…..some people choose to change what does not work for them.
    So, I had to ‘brave-up’, go inside and open my heart, to do better where I live (the actual place) & with those around me!!
    It’s been HARD, yet- I’ve felt like there was a reason {in the bigger picture} of why I landed back here. #1. A reality check…..I was coming from a version of my family that I needed to believe so it would not hurt so much but {facing} the truth with acceptance is always better. #2. Trusting & having faith in what I can not see {but} do believe in assists with my growth on a variety of levels = blessings.

    10 months ago
  11. pkr

    I feel very blessed living in No. California, outside of SF. My neighborhood is delightfully beautiful. I am surrounded by majestic Redwood Trees. Their beauty, their glory take my breath away on a daily basis. I can feel God here. I am blessed & grateful.🙏✨

    10 months ago
  12. Mica

    Let me count the ways! They are many 😊🥰

    10 months ago
  13. Linda

    I live in beautiful Oregon. Apart from the rain (!) it is a perfect place to live. It is a liberal area (like me) and we live an hour from the ocean and an hour from the mountains. I have many longtime friends here that I’ve known for 30+ years. It is truly a blessed place to be.

    10 months ago
  14. Journey

    What a great question. We live in Toronto, in a suburb about 22kms from downtown Toronto. Even though we are in a typical sub-division with buildings and homes and are close to a very big city, our town is full of hiking trails, both wooded and waterfront, plenty of parks and greenery. We enjoy walking everyday in different hiking trails and paths. We can talk to our neighbors over the fence but we don’t feel like we live in a big town. We are also in an old neighborhood with bungalows so the single level houses makes everything more open. The view from by backyard is trees. Love our community and church. Toronto is mighty cold this week -25celsius but our backyard is covered with snow and the sun hitting the snow is blinding, I need sunglasses in the house to look out. Our home is cosy and homey and even though I would love to live in a really small town where I could walk everywhere and where work was a very short drive away, I still love where I am right now. What a great question.I grew up in Mumbai which is a completely different and also exciting experience. I would not trade growing up in Mumbai then and I would not trade living in Toronto now. Each city has been just what we needed for the phase of the lives we are in.

    10 months ago
  15. Layla

    I live in a different town than the one where I was born and raised. It’s forced me to become aware of my fear of being alone, break codependent patterns and learn how to live by faith. I’ve done the most growing here in these unfamiliar grounds.

    10 months ago
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