Years ago, like nearly 30, I was employed in various government departments. At the time, one of the buzz words was “community”. I confess, I really didn’t understand what it meant.
In fact, it wasn’t until years later that I understood it to mean people knowing each other and looking after and supporting each other (my definition).
Last weekend I happened to be walking along the street with a new friend when I bumped into an old friend. Immediately we hugged (ooops, forgot about Covid) and had a chat.
It was so nice to see someone familiar; someone with whom I had history.
We had both been members of The Newcastle Speakers Club for years, during which we got to know each other and support each other as well as our fellow members and families.
It was a close knit “community”.
As we drove home I reflected on how nice it was to be out with friends and to see old friends.
I realised that this was something that I had missed whilst we were travelling.
We would arrive at a new location and know nobody.
If we needed help, we felt awkward to ask because we hadn’t had the opportunity to help others first.
I was also less concerned about my appearance because I was confident I wouldn’t run into anyone I know. Now we’re back, thank you for the accountability. Minus 7kgs so far.
What’s the point?
The point is we need each other.
None of us are islands. It’s nice to know that there are people around who know us, like us and care for us.
Thank you for being part of my “online community”. Let me know what your definition of community is.
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