Strong individuals and families are critical, but not enough. Individuals and families need and rely on others for day-to-day survival, food, shelter. These “others” are the community. Our country is really a community of communities. A sense of community and of belonging are something most of us need and want – but which I believe are missing for many of us.
In today’s world where both parents often work, where technology allows us to communicate without leaving the house, where crime has limited our outside activities, where we travel and are a mobile society,and where communities are more diverse, a sense of community is not as easy to come by as it used to be. Here are some actions that can help create a better sense of community and let each other know that we are all in this together.