One of the women from our support group shared with us a beautiful attitude and idea I want to share with you. She use to live in a large comfortable home with her abusive ex but in ending her marriage, she has lost a lot of material possessions. (Sadly this is often true.) But this particular woman has an amazing attitude. She is focusing not on what she has lost but on what she has gained – her freedom. She is trying new things – tennis and volleyball to name a couple. She is going to the beach with friends and taking long walks in the park. She says, “I may be poor in material things but I feel rich in my mind and heart”. Added to this, she has come to think of public spaces as her space. She walks in a public garden and thinks, “God has given me this garden”. She swims in a public pool and thinks, “this is my pool”. She sits on the beach and thinks, “this is my backyard”. It is a lovely idea and it is true. When we live in a country with public spaces paid for by taxes, those public spaces are ours so why not get out and own them and enjoy them. I hope this blog inspires you to go claim some space that is yours and do something kind and renewing for yourself.