It was always one of my favourite places to go. I loved the place. And even though the people there were different every time, it was a place where I felt like I belonged. Summer camp was always the place where I could be who I was and be accepted for it. I didn't have to try to fit in anywhere. It was a place where I belonged.
We all want somewhere to bong. We search for it. We long for it.
When we find it, we feel safe. When we feel like we belong somewhere we're able to be ourselves - able to be who God created us to be.
When we can't find a place to belong, we might try to change ourselves to fit in somewhere. We hide who we really are and try to make ourselves something we aren't just to belong and fit in.
Those places where we belong. The people who we feel like we belong with. They are important to our well-being.
Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it should be to find those places. But, maybe we can change that. What would happen if we stopped being exclusive and started welcoming people - started giving them a place to belong with us? That could change the world.
Joining in with Five Minute Friday again this week. This week's word is "Belong."