Early in the Morning on Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
And I'm so excited that we'll soon be adding a Bow Tie Movie Theater and Northshire Book Store to the main street. Yes! We're actually opening a book store instead of closing one! Okay...enough bragging. I want to tell you what happened on my Easter walk.
As I left the focal part of town and headed toward Skidmore College...
...I saw a frenzy of activity in front of a prominent resident's home. She was throwing a surprise Easter party for the community. It's not unusual. Stopping at her house on Halloween is all the treat you need and she offers a dazzling display for all to enjoy around the holidays.
Because of privacy, I won't tell you her name, but look at the fun she offered all who stopped by on Easter. So glad I had my camera with me.
A Jellybeans Buffet!
Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny
Even the Horse got to Wear a Bonnet
It wasn't just about the beauty, treats, and stunning home, however. It was about people from all walks of life gathering at a neighbor's front yard for conversation and a few laughs. I love how some people go out of their way to make a community fun and unified. I know of one man in Albany, NY who tunes up the neighborhood children's bikes every spring and a woman who offers a story time on her porch for children during the summer. It can be anything from a senator in Peekskill hosting a barbecue to a school creating a neighborhood flower garden. It's simply about getting together and sharing with those who live close by. Here's to the people in our communities who realize how important kick back moments are and take the time to offer them.
Is there anyone you know of who does special things to bring your town/city alive? I'd love to hear about it.
Now, let's go to a concert...Sugarland, Jake Owens, and Little Big Town sing Life in a Northern Town:
"A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must give it this soul."—Pope John Paul II