Serve the community

This is so important! I’m thinking of ways to bring more community into the low income apartment complex I live in. For starters, I am going to have a Mommy and me yoga class on Saturdays. Also, my 5-yr-old granddaughter and I are making fairy and gnome dwellings at the trunks of our Ponderosa Pine trees, of which there are many here.

We would love to get a community garden going. Activities for kids like art, foraging and nature walks. Story telling and reading and writing poetry.

Community pot luck nights with local musicians. The list goes on and on.



“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Serving the community is one of the greatest gifts you can give to future generations, in some ways, it is a timeless gift. I think of the trees that are planted by members of the community which grow year after year, purifying the air we breathe, providing shelter from the sun and a new home for the birds. I also think of the the neighborhood watch who look out to ensure that safety is maintained among all residents, and of the playgrounds which are built in low income neighborhoods to help ensure a brighter future for children. Furthermore…

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