Updated: Sep 28, 2020
We all need to interact in some way within the communities we live, be it online or in real time. With that interaction we communicate. Imagine if what we communicated was as effective as we wanted it to be, mostly every time! (Let's face it, we are not going to get it right everytime.)
My blog is going to focus on community and how we fit into it.
Connecting with others
In our busy and increasingly online lives, it is not always the easy to connect with others even when we want to. When we live alone it can be even more challenging.
Real time spaces
Start to take notice:
When going on our usual travel routes
Within our interest groups
People who live near us
Others using the same facilities
We can find 'friends' in some unlikely places. See below for a true story when I dared to step out of my comfort zone.
Asking for a friend
At the time I was parenting two young children on my own, had recently moved to a new city and desperately needed a friend. One day I 'prayed' (sent out a hope filled thought) 'I need a friend'. It was as simple as that, but completely heartfelt.
I went to a popular local playground and as the children were playing, I looked over and saw a woman and thought, 'that's her'.
Summoning up some courage I started a conversation. It turned out, she had 'prayed' the same thing that very same day!