Written July 18, 2013
I breathe in the feeling of community.
Everyone I know breathes in the feeling of community.
Everyone I don’t even know breathes in the feeling of community.
My ideal is to know and enjoy and appreciate the people in my community.
I do know and enjoy and appreciate many individuals, but I would like to do it more consistently and in more of the places I frequent.
It is called old-fashioned neighborliness.
I am taking steps to be more conscious about expressing appreciation.
I am changing aspects of my life-style that keep me isolated.
I am changing my landscape to a welcoming combination of plants and shrubs that are easy to care for.
I am spending time outside in my front yard.
I am creating Container Gardens to share.
I am placing myself in situations where I can give.
I am setting up workshops where others can share their skills and knowledge.
We all have ways we can contribute to our communities and enjoy learning from others.
© 2013 Kathryn Hardage