Just a nice little reminder that I read on a blog elsewhere…
(plus a few pictures from Greece)

How to Build Community:
– Turn off your TV
– Know your neighbors
– Look up when you are walking
– Greet people
– Sit on your stoop
– Plant flowers
– Use your library
– Play together
– Buy from local merchants
– Share what you have
– Help a lost dog
– Take children to the park
– Garden together
– Support neighborhood schools
– Fix it even if you didn’t break it
– Have pot lucks
– Honor elders
– Pick up litter
– Read stories aloud
– Dance in the street
– Talk to the mail carrier
– Listen to the birds
– Put up a swing
– Help carry something heavy
– Barter for your goods
– Start a tradition
– Ask a question
– Hire young people for odd jobs
– Organize a block party
– Bake extra and share
– Ask for help when you need it
– Open your shades
– Sing together
– Share your skills
– Take back the night
– Turn up the music
– Turn down the music
– Listen before you react to anger
– Mediate a conflict
– Seek to understand
– Learn from new and uncomfortable angles
– Know that no one is silent though many are not heard…. Work to change this.

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