Take care of each others children.
Walk each others dogs.
Feed each other. Regularly.
Make bread, make soup, make cookies. Leave care packages on door steps.Cook together.
Pray together. Even when, especially when, our prayers are not the same.
Light candles.
Search for buried treasure.
Go to parties.
Step in with a helping hand at the moment it is needed.
Know when to hold space and do nothing more.
Share good fortune, surprises and exciting adventures.
Visit each other’s past.
Venture into the woods together.
Stay through the rain together.
Make art. Make music.
Tear down walls and defy boundaries.
Play games.
Watch each other blossom.
Take big risks with the heart. Cry if needed. Its ok, really.
Retreat if you need to, but leave a trail of bread crumbs to find your way home.
Expect nothing but receive joyfully and completely.

3 Responses to “How We Grow Community”

  1. Trish Says:

    Love. you.

  2. Elizabeth Harper Says:

    What a bonanza of gifts all in one post. I’ve been trying to catch up from the last three and now this….wonderful!

    I hope you’ve had a delicious Thanksgiving Day.

  3. Hetal Dalal Says:

    I love this!