Neighbors that gossip with each other. My mom was here, and while trying to help me out with chores bless her heart, let the young labrador retriever out this morning - without his collar. She then came to me in a panic when he hadn't returned after half an hour. So I was out at 7:00 am walking the fields, hollering for the dog. A neighbor - at least 3/4 mile away heard me calling (I guess I have a loud voice) and at the same time saw a dog cavorting with her horse in a pond on her property. She didn't know the dog, but called another neighbor who traps raccoons and knows every animal in the township. He called my house to see if we had a lost dog, and all turned out well.
It's hard today. Hatred, bitterness, and intimidation is all around. But I refuse to give in...so today I am grateful for my own inner strength, my faith in myself and the one I love, and for the simple truth.