When I think about community, I think of many different types of community. No one ever the same and important in each way. We all belong to several communities and they make us and shape us and define us. I belong to the community I live in, the school and activities my son goes to, my husband’s work, my family, but most important, my church community. I need a safe environment where i can go when i need encouragement, a good laugh and even sometimes a good cry. I can return to my community my willingness to serve and to give of myself. When my son’s school needs help with any number of projects, they call me. My church needs help in the baby suite, I am there. My neighbor needs me to watch their house while out of town, i am the one to do so. My husband needs something for a luncheon at work, he knows where to get one put together. Each community gives what you need or if it is not, then you have to leave the one you are in (sometimes this can be very difficult) and find a community that can give you what you need and what you are able to give to the community.