When was the last time you talked to any of your neighbors? Did you recently move into a new neighborhood, town, or state? It may be time to get to know those you are surrounded by.
Being part of a community is an important need that humans desire but rarely want to admit. There is nothing more fulfilling than to feel like you are a part of something- that you belong. We all, naturally, want to have connections with other people around us. When we live fast lives & things like technology, busy lifestyles, moving to new cities or small towns, & juggling families make it harder for us to find the time & confidence to connect with others.
The littlest action, however, can jump-start new things that will be beneficial in the long run. If you moved to a new town, then the simplest thing like saying hi to your new neighbors can build a long-lasting friendship. Try joining a sports club or local community organizations. Get involved with organizations, causes & activities about which you are passionate about. Many neighborhoods have block parties to bring neighbors together & get to know one another.
Whether it’s a formal gathering or a spur of the moment thing, get out & participate in the celebration. Being part of a community provides a source of fun, support, friendship, opportunity & new experiences. It’s a huge part of life to find those people that you want to spend your time with. So, the next time you have the chance get to know those around you don’t miss the opportunity because it could the next best thing that happens.