“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.”
— Christian Morgenstern

Kalamazoo is a small town in Michigan. Certainly not a place where anyone would suddenly expect to find themselves, but this was where I met most of my extended family. The circumstances were not ideal but the significance of the reunion was not diminished.

The neighborhoods are exceptionally beautiful and the community is quite open and welcoming. There are people who have happily worked for the same company their entire life. Now retired, they happily recount tales from their days working for companies located in Kalamazoo.

I recognized a while back that big cities are not the only places where opportunities can be found. Every town, big or small, that cultivates the right environment and the right community has opportunities for the right person. This town is an ideal example of that spirit.