Community is a group of people having something in common or living in the same place. Community is also a feeling, a feeling of connection and of kinship. Community is knowing we’re never alone. Community is a sense of belonging.
Inspiration for nurturing community
Join a community organization like a language club or volunteer group in your neighborhood and spend time in real life with people who share your interests.
Once a month or once a year, whatever suits you ― host a gathering like a potluck brunch or soup-making party. Or if you’re a quiet type, make it a silent reading or meditation get-together.
Organize a community drive. Maybe a local shelter needs hygiene products or diapers or children’s books. Reach out to the people in your neighborhood or office to collect what’s needed and make a group project of it.
Learn the names of the people who run the small businesses where you live. It feels so good to greet your grocer by name, and to be greeted by yours.
Instead of asking Google, ask a neighbor for advice about your home.
Explore the Calm Relationship with Others meditation series.
Coordinate a clothing or toy or plant or cookie swap.
Who are my communities? What is mine to offer? What do I receive from my communities?