Practice industrial-strength listening. Do not react until you’ve received.

Title for this post comes from number 7 on this great list of  10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community. I also really liked number 8, “Render unto community… Shrink your home to what is necessary and conduct the rest of your life in the community. For example, resist a “theater” room and visit your local theater instead. Anytime you bump into others you make your community a bit stronger.”

All of these are inspirational and applicable to my own community involvement efforts on various local advisory boards. I mean I decided to get involved because on a basic level if we don’t get involved (at least a a citizen if not professionally) than what do we have to complain about??

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