How to Build a Community

Turn off your TV
Leave your house and explore what is around you
Know your neighbors & greet people
Look up and smile when you are walking
Plant flowers for you and your neighbors
Use your library
Work and play together
Buy from local merchants
Share what you have
Honor elders
Fix it even if you didn’t break it
Support neighborhood schools
Read to children
Have potlucks
Help carry something heavy
Start a neighborhood tradition
Ask questions and then listen
Organize a block party
Become active in your community
Open your curtains and your heart
Share your skills and talents
Think hard before you take action
Mediate a conflict
Seek an understanding
Think out of the box
Keep the streets clean
Do unto others as you would have done unto you
Work for change then accept it
Give of yourself and your gifts
Random acts of kindness never hurt
Make a meal for your elderly neighbor
Trust you are making a difference!