Monday, July 11, 2011

How To Build Community

I found this bookmark at a Thrift Store a month or so back, that is titled, "How To Build Community." I'm gathering it is "vintage".

It had neat, cute practical ways/ideas on how to build community, and I thought I would post them:

Turn off your TV
Leave your house
Know your neighbors
Look up when you are walking
Greet people
Sit on your stoop (what year are we IN, what is a 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
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 (hmm ?)
Turn up the music
Turn down the music
Listen before you react to anger
Meditate a conflict
Seek to understand
Learn from new and uncomfortable angles
Know that no one is silent though many are not heard and work to change this

1 comment:

ajdoetkott said...

I sit on my front stoop almost every day! :)