Daily Prompt – Idyllic

What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

Daily Prompt

I think my ideal community is much like the one where I live today. My home is in a rural community where the land is more plentiful than the homes. It is about a quarter mile removed from where I grew up, so i know most of my neighbors on a first name basis. Within an hour’s drive is access to the major shopping chains that supply basically every need. Some are closer, such as Lowe’s home improvement warehouse, so I can take care of whatever maintenance needs I have.

There are plenty of churches in my neighborhood. Anyone who regularly reads my blog knows I am a Christian and believe Christ came to save us from the sins of this mortal world. To me ideal communities have a strong Christian faith that binds the community together. We saw a great example of this when a series of Tornadoes ripped through our area. The outpouring of support from churches was overwhelming. Churches up to two hours away came in to help with the immediate clean up process.

In my idyllic community the welfare of all would be the foremost concern. I heard a story on the radio this morning about people who need assistance with their tax preparation but cannot afford the fees involved. Volunteers provide this service to save those with limited incomes from having to pay the substantial preparation fees most tax preparation services ask. This is a fine example of reaching out for the good of all.

When I was younger I noticed the promise of going to a bigger city where the money would be better in the higher paying jobs. unfortunately the cost of living is different and the culture as well as societal norms are much different from my comfort zone. To my mind I am in my idyllic community right now. Sure there are things that can be better, but part of that is our responsibility as the people who make up the residents.

One other thing I will add. It is supposed to be Spring according to the calendar. My idyllic community would have a temperature range from the fifties to the mid-80s. I am no fan of winter weather and here we are five days into the season of blooms and flowers and we are expecting yet another Winter Storm. On top of that our heat pump stopped working this morning. Ugh. Give me the warm temperatures I enjoyed during my week in Belize during December.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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8 Responses to Daily Prompt – Idyllic

  1. Pingback: Idyllic – Epic Community | Bullets & Dreams

  2. Mr. Atheist says:

    HA! Weather trumps it all! 🙂

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