And here I am on this journey, isolated on my farm in an area where I knew no one, not attending any social events or a church and not being needed, except by my animals. I have an agenda of my own, but how am I being of service to my community? I am not.
So, I have given this some good thought, even prior to visiting my family, and have decided to once again attempt to integrate myself in the tiny community of Elk Point in some small ways. I will find a church that feels comfortable and try to attend when there are no guests to look after at the Inn. And I will join the seniors centre and see if I can be of service in some way. What good am I here when I could be helping so many in various small ways? So, I will.
And then the sojourn, alone in a place that is not friendly in the least, will change, because I will change. I have had several open houses with few attendees. If the people will not come to me, I will go to them.