Tribes, crew, my people — whatever you call them, it’s the people in your life that are the beating heart of your world. You might see them every day, every week or once a month. But they are there for you!

At the center of my heart is my family. This includes my children, their spouses and the grandchildren. Of course my family of origin is in there adding depth, color and texture. Then there are those we joined with along the way — relationships that sustain and nurture us while parenting, adulting, grandparenting, and all the things in-between.

Today one of the 10,000 things I bless the Lord for is my tribe. Today I needed someone to do a little shopping for me. I could have used a Shipt shopper or Instacart or one of the many resources available these days. But I texted one from my tribe. It was a simple task and, if I am completely honest, did not have to be done. But she willingly provided the service.

I happened to be sitting near the window when she dropped my items off. I don’t cry easily, but I cried with joy and the awareness that I was cared for by my people. My heart was bursting with JOY! (Her middle name is Joy! How fitting!)

I didn’t feel quite as alone anymore. I felt seen and loved. Next time it will be my turn to run the errand!

Who can you love today through a simple act of kindness? Do you know who your tribe is? Your people? The ones you just can’t live without?

9So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.

Galatians 6:9-10

Tribes are powerful! Find and cultivate yours today!

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