Community: people with common interests living in a particular area
I was reminded today about the importance of community. A dear friend fell and shattered her wrist over the weekend. Which has left her pretty immobile. She is a power house: Mom, Artist and dear friend to many. Not only did she have a 7 year old’s birthday party to plan but she has the opening night of a Show the following weekend. Not to mention passover when loads of friends and family alike tend to descend on her home for amazing food and unconditional love!
This leads me to my thought about community…. I live in an extraordinary area of Brooklyn. It’s not the typical city neighborhood where you don’t know your neighbors. We all know and like each other! When word got out what had happened friends showed up from all over. Whether to clean, bring food, shop or pick her x-rays! Anything and everything! Love shows up just when we need it and then some, when you have already reached out to others! I believe that we as humans are unable to survive without community. I mean I’m sure you can but how could community positively affect your quality of life?
So I ask you… Where do you find your community? How do you nurture those relationships? Community can mean different things to all people but it inherently comes down to the same thing: Support and friendship from those around you. Also, How do you reach for support? My friend is a wonderful example of, “What you put out comes back to you”. She is always the first to come when support is needed…..
So I invite you to acknowledge those who are in your Community… Give Thanks! Look around and possibly see people who are there that you may not even had realized! Wouldn’t that be exciting!!
Love and Light