A real community is a rare thing indeed in today’s busy world. It’s funny because we are all so connected via social media, yet a lot of times in reality we are very disconnected. So when you have the opportunity to get together with some really amazing people in real time to just hang out and enjoy each other’s company, it is truly terrific.
Politicians and others often underestimate the power or sense of community. That isn’t the point of this post, but it is an observation.
I have only been in Chester County a few years. Today I was invited to a neighborhood block party outside my own neighborhood , and it was wonderful. I had the best time.
A sense of community is a real sense of place. When I first moved to Chester County, it was hard. Yes, I had friends out here, but the place I left was a place where I was really part of the community, as in my immediate community and extended community. Today I felt that sense of community again. I felt the sense of extended community like it was my own neighborhood. (And I love where I live and my neighbors!)
Community bonds for any number of reasons. When it happens, it is in my opinion, a wonderful and positive power for good.
To the people I spent time with today, thank you for inviting me. Thank you for including me as part of your extended community. I think you all are amazing.