Communities play an important role in every aspect of our lives. We have communities in our friends, our families, our employment, our neighborhoods, and in so many other places. We find community in the sports teams we support, or the artists we enjoy, even the food that we like. Having a sense of community unites us. Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe and secure.
It’s important for every person to have a sense of community. A strong community can greatly benefit families and businesses in a variety of ways. In an age where technology both connects us ands separates us, a local community can greatly benefit our well being and can increase our contentment in day-to-day life. As we get older, it can sometimes get harder to connect with the people around us. But, that connection will ultimately ease stress and feelings of loneliness.
As a part of a strong community, we are a part of a group of people who want to help each other, whether that is socially or professionally. What makes a community strong is its unanimity towards a common goal. A strong community can help support your small business by shopping locally and choosing your services over a chain. A community can help with your home care or lawn care, whether that is providing expert service for your needs, or simply walking over to a neighbor’s and helping with a project. A community can even help with your children with after-school programs and daycares.
A strong community is a place of opportunity. Big or small, a community can provide countless opportunities for growth and experience. With a community of people looking out for your best interests and working together for a common goal, there is no shortage of opportunities to strive for something that you want. Whether that is looking for your first job or starting your own business, a strong community can give the support you need to succeed.
A strong community provides an environment of safety and security. You should feel secure in your own neighborhood. You should feel secure that your city is protecting you and that your neighbors are looking out for you. You should feel a peace-of-mind when your kids go trick-or-treating, and feel safe when you go for a nighttime jog. No place is perfect, but you should always feel a sense of security when a part of a community.