What do we do to be involved with the community? What do we not do? There are many things both big and small. I’m sure others answering this daily prompt go bigger, others smaller. Most somewhere between.
How do we define community? Is it the globe? Is it our neighborhood?
What is involvement? Organizing to and acting to save the planet, or organizing and acting to help out our next door neighbor? Or both and everything between.
Last night we went to the local farmers market and bought some plants to take home. We also went to a friends home for game night. Tonight we will go to the local park to help the local water-ski team get their season rolling.
We give monies to charitable groups we give of our time to many as well. We can be seen at most community events like the Beaver Dam Pepperfest, Taste of Wisconsin, Lake Days, the County Fair, several community theaters in the area and other live events.
However, the community we love best is within our inner circle and neighborhood. Whether it be looking in on our next door neighbor when she is in need or when her out of town kids are wondering about her, or hosting game night with our friends on Tuesday nights. It is community that binds us together.
Association is important. Make and keep good friends. No matter how community is defined.