“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~ Jane Howard

I don’t know about you.  But I am not a joiner.  I don’t tend join clubs, groups or organizations where I have to attend meetings or events on a regular basis.

What I do love is belonging.

I feel most comfortable being a part of a variety of activities with people I love and enjoy and learn from.  It’s one of the reasons I’m crazy about the women I meet through Women on Fire; they are like-hearted souls wanting to live an inspired life and make the world a better place.  When I’m with them, I feel I belong and that I’ve found my tribe, my flock, my people.

In his excellent book Being Belonging Doing, Ronald T. Potter-Efron identifies finding the balance of being, belonging and doing as the key to a meaningful and fulfilling life.

About belonging, he says, “people have a tremendous need to belong with each other. Without belonging we feel empty and lonely.”

“A deep sense of belonging provides warmth and completeness,” Potter-Efron says.

Where do you enjoy that sense of belonging?  Where it is you thrive and feel  celebrated, cherished and connected?

I wish for you to have the comfort and assurance of belonging. For those of you here, my goal is for Women on Fire to be one of the places you feel the love, friendship and union of belonging.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Jump on down to the comments section and let us know what you think.

(And, finally, thank you to my husband Rob Berkley for letting me borrow my favorite picture from his portfolio of farm animals. Now I know why it took three washings to get his clothes clean!)