Community only happens when you’re intentional. I read that today, and agree with it wholeheartedly. Many things don’t happen unless you’re intentional, but for sure, community cannot happen without putting yourself into it with your whole being. It requires time; it requires setting aside some of your “me time”; it requires putting down your phone; it requires putting yourself out there. There might be disappointment; there might be frustration; there might be rejection. But, you could find a kindred; you could help someone, and someone could help you.
Let’s make an effort in this coming week to be intentional in building community. Join a new group. Take a neighbor a baked good, or lend them a ladder. Invite some new acquaintances over for snacks. Even if it’s just once a month, building community is worthwhile. It reminds you that you’re not alone. The journey is better with others alongside.
DAY 71 HOMEWORK: Write down 3 ways that you can be intentional during the month of January to build community. Then, let’s focus on trying out one of those ideas in the days ahead.