Five Minute Friday Gypsy Mama
I am at a loss as to how to write about this Friday's word. Community. I have never been good about or involved or plugged into a community. I am much more social in writing words than in speaking them in a face to face encounter. And given the choice I find myself much more comfortable in one on one situations rather than a group setting. Especially if coffee and a scone are involved.
But then the more I thought about the topic of community the more that I began to ask myself questions. What if I approached my local community not from the perspective of what can I get from it, but what can I give to it? Could I serve some where and in some way to lighten someones load or brighten their day? What if my children and I spent an afternoon a week picking up trash? Making neighbors cookies? Rounding up our old coats and stuff and take them to the local homeless shelter? What if we started a flower garden with the sole intent to take bouquets to every person on our street at least once? What if I dusted off and worked on my crochet skills and then put them to work making blankets for others, especially those that are going through a rough patch or are alone and feel forgotten? Would I be a little less self conscious and a lot more service conscious?
I really don't know how to wrap up today's post, however today's word will leave me thinking long after I am done writing.