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To Recognize, To Respond

This past week a young family with children moved into a neighboring empty farm house.  I stopped by twice to introduce myself and see how they were doing.  Each time the husband, a former U.S. airman, told me “THANK YOU for welcoming us!  Thank you for telling the other neighbors we are here. We’ve never had anyone care before.” His response gave me pause – for two reasons.  First, of course, that no one had ever bothered to recognize and acknowledge that something / someone new was happening in their neighborhood.  The second was that …

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