Monday, January 14, 2013

Groups & Belonging

On my birthday (last July), my uncle posted on Facebook something like, "Happy Birthday to one of my three favorite nieces".  The catch being that he only has three nieces.  And those are me, my sister Melissa and my cousin Roxanne.  And it got me thinking about all the different GROUPS we belong to in our lives... some by choice and some not.  I am one of three nieces of my Uncle Mike.  I am also...

- one of three children belonging to my parents
- one of six grandchildren belonging to my mom's parents
- one of like 22 grandchildren belong to my dad's parents
- one of four members of the family living in my house today (five if you count Rufus)
- one of a certain number of people employed by my employer
- one of 12 students in a class
- one of 144,000 saved people in God's kingdom (144,000 is figurative, of course)
- one of four people invited to dinner
- one of X number of members of a church (oh, how I wish)

Well, I could go on forever and ever.  But you can see how some groups are of a more permanent nature and some are more temporary, but isn't it kind-of cool?

Why am I writing about this?  I have no idea.  This is the kind of thing I would say in real life and people would stare at me and say, "Nice".  But, that's the beauty of the internet... I can't see your faces. :-P