The Comfort of Community

COMMUNITY – Sharing, participation, and fellowship.

This page is designed to help you cultivate community right now. Stop by anytime for tips and inspirational reading on the topic. If you want to read all of the community posts go here or return home to see which topic we are studying this week.

**Please note this page is currently under construction. The JOY Resource Page is a good example of how all the pages will ultimately be arranged.

If you have ideas and/or input regarding what you would like to see here or in any of the pages please do let me know!

To recap for my newest readers, my Bliss Habits game is based loosely on Ben Franklin’s weekly focus on each of his 13 virtues. Instead of using Ben’s virtues, I have chosen virtues that I believe will encourage Bliss everyday. In addition to focusing on my virtues, I come up with “Bliss Initiatives” ¬†which are concrete things that you too can try, if you want to play along with me. However, because as Earl Nightingale says, “you become what you think about,” even if you only follow along, and never take on any of the bliss initiatives, I expect some increase in your experience of bliss too! To foster more community in your world:

 

  • Get off the Couch – Turn off electronics and get out of the house. Find a local activity that sounds fun and attend.
  • Sit on your front porch – In the world of backyard decks people have stopped hanging out in front of their houses. Try sitting on your front stoop and saying hello to those who pass by. I’ve started a Monday ritual to clean out my car right out in front of my house. I’m busy doing something that needs to happen, anyone who has a pre-schooler who shares a car with them will concur on this fact, and I have the added bonus of seeing and talking to my neighbors who I otherwise wouldn’t see.
  • Find a group that shares your passion – What ever your passion, gardening, scrapbooking, skydiving or anything else and there are likely groups who gather to do these very things. Seek them out and join one. Doing something you love in the company of others can be exhilarating!
  • Buy local – One of the quickest way to really feel like you are part of a community is to get to know your local merchants. Get to know the folks at your local hardware store, farmers market, small gift shops and diners. When you know these people by name even mundane purchases become excercises in community building.

 

If you are an artist, blogger, writer, lover of life who has something that would contribute to one or more of the Bliss Virtues and you would like to share your craft and point of view as a guest of this blog please let me know. I am eager to make Bliss Habits a sharing and collaborative space for all Blissful pursuits!

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