Living in larger centers has its advantages, among them having more choices for cultural and recreational activities. But recently I have been thinking about the perks of living in small towns and villages, as many of us in Atlantic Canada do.
Here in small town Nova Scotia, you know people. You’re aware that someone has fallen on hard times, that someone is ill and requires financial assistance, a visit, or even ‘a pan of squares’. You see posters for fundraisers, for concerts or other such events where many provide their gifts of time, talent and materials to support a cause.
Recently it was church fundraising. This past weekend, it was a group of fifty or so women, dressed in pink, attending Pour for the Cure in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. Next it will be a benefit for an individual. There is no shortage of needs.
While we may go on at times about small towns, people knowing people and their business, I really do feel blessed to live where we can count on the community coming together.