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Basic Belonging

It seems that when we consider the idea of belonging our first inclination is to think of belonging through our relationships with one another. This is certainly an important aspect of the human yearning for belonging. And, what if just … Continue reading

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My Covenant Group

I’m not one to belong to groups. I didn’t have a want or need to belong to one. My Covenant Croup is the exception. I’m in a covenant group at UUCG. I have been part of this group for over … Continue reading

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Belonging to Myself

Most of my life I belonged to everyone else but myself . I was molded to put my needs on the back burner to take care of everyone else. I couldn’t live my life.  My mother suffers from borderline personality … Continue reading

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Secret Belonging

There are times that you belong to a group but you won’t admit it . You spend most of your adult life denying it. Well, that was indeed me.  I would hear a name and memories would flood my mind. … Continue reading

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Finding My Way

I never belonged to any group during my childhood. My mom is Puerto Rican. My father is a first generation Mexican-American. You would think that I would have a rich Latin heritage, but I don’t.  My mother decided not to … Continue reading

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Compassionate Friends

When our daughter, Amy, died in an automobile accident, I became a lifelong member of a group no one wants to be a part of, grieving parents. For months, I attended meetings of The Compassionate Friends, where membership consisted of … Continue reading

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The Door Is Open, Isn’t It?

“There is a place where the sidewalk ends, and before the street begins.” ~ Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends (p.64) Belonging is a hard theme to grasp. Welcoming, even harder.  There are people I need to welcome and show … Continue reading

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