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!