I walked out to get the paper the other morning and as I looked around I realized I have lived here for 3 years and I don’t know any of these people walking around their yards. When I mentioned this to a friend of mine they said, Why would I want to know them. My life is just fine without them.”
Recently, I read about a woman who had died in her house. The paramedics said she fell and broke her hip and probably died of thirst since she couldn’t move, but she had been laying there for about 2-3 months. . The person who found her was the Electric person who was there to turn off her electric because it hadn’t been paid for a couple of months.
Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!!!
The simple act of meeting your neighbors. Saying hi and starting a conversation, this simple act can change so much.
The simple idea of doing a good deed for a neighbor and then asking them how things are, can change the way someone lives the rest of their life. Now, we won’t go on about how we need to help and become a community…this is essential if we are going to come together and change the world.
Changing the world is not about standing up in front of thousands of people talking or selling thousands of books. Changing the world is about creating a new normal. Lasting positive change is created by changing radical thoughts into the normal things we do everyday.
A gentleman by the name Gary Schineller moved into a golfcourse community and found that on his daily walks, nobody talked to one another and in fact all seemed very bothered and mad. He decided to change his community for the better. On his walks he begin saying hello…just that. He waved at the people driving by. He waived at the people reading on their porch. A few weeks later, he begin greeting them Hello From My Heart. Soon, everyone was greeting themselves that way and people were waving and actually having conversations with one another. It really became evident when his friend arrived and commented, “You have such a friendly community here.” He and his friends increased the positivity, the kindness, and the camaraderie of the community. Gary now speaks and educates about his company Hello From MY heart and how easy it is to recreate our community into a community of more happiness and positivity – real positive change!
We do have the ability to reinvent our culture, and we can start with our neighbors.