So many communities could be much closer-knit and cleaner but no one attempts to make the change. So, why don’t you kick it off and start the change! Here are a few ways to get yourself up and moving in your community.
- Clean up
Trash is left all up and down roads and grass. Try just going out with a trash bag and picking some of it up. It will make it look so much cleaner and also may motivate others to try to make a change in the community too, setting off a chain of good deeds. This could also be a good bonding time or a little “get to know you session” of someone who you don’t talk too much.
2. Plant flowers
Now this one might seem a little pointless but trust me, it is well worth it. On my way to work every day, I pass by a patch of flowers spelling out “Coventry” and that small patch of flowers adds a whole new aesthetic to the street and makes it all look a lot better. Just some flowers in your front yard can make a whole new look to your street so give it a try.
3. Baked Goods
No, not for yourself but for your neighbors. Get yourself out there and just make some new friends. This can be hard for some but in the long run, it will bring your whole community together. Try hosting a get-together and inviting your neighbors so they can get to know others who are a little too shy to introduce themselves.
4. Overall attitude
This one is pretty straightforward. Being a friendly person will make everyone else feel better as well as make your community more connected. Just giving a simple “hello, how are you?” Or inviting them over for dinner, a drink or whatever you want will work. Just be friendly to them.
When you see that poster on a telephone pole asking for volunteers to help a community pick up, do it! You don’t need to commit your whole day, just a few hours can make all the difference! Even if you don’t volunteer every time, you will still make a difference in the long run. The first step to changing the community is changing the bad habits. So next your free and bored, go out to a community event and help out and don’t sit at home watching whatever you can find on tv.
These are just a few of the ways you can make a change in your community. There are so many more that you can use to make a difference, so what are you waiting for? Go out and start your change!
August 1, 2018
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Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Dr. Jessica Eckman, Chiropractic Physicians