Saturday, April 20, 2013

14381. Christina Lynn Cameron Willis

Well it seems Kingston has even a bigger heart than I thought.

I should re-phrase that, but I won't. I fell in love with the Kingston community a decade ago, even serving on the board of the Jones River Village Historical Society for a while. It's a small community, facing some tough odds when compared to surrounding towns, but its people pull off amazing things. Some of the best-run, most well thought-out nonprofit events I've ever attended or been a part of have taken place in Kingston.

It's because of people like Christina. Although I never met her, I feel like I know her, as she represents the people who drive the good in small towns. "Devote yourself to loving others," her stone challenges us, in the words of Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, "Devote yourself to your community."

And that's why Kingston feels like home to me. That feeling, that will to just do good things, is there in so many people.

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