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A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. ~ Nelson Mandela

photo credit: iamwilling.com

photo credit: iamwilling.com

Yesterday I googled ‘Mandela quotes’  and the quote above jumped out at me. Why? Simply because I have a passion for community.

It got me to thinking though. Do I really live my mission to relate with, promote and speak community wherever I am?

For the most part I think I do because it’s such a big part of who I am.

As a boss I strove to empower and encourage my team.

As a mother I strove to do the same for my daughter.

As a friend I also do this.

But what about my neighbour, the cashier at the grocery store, the random encounter with a distraught stranger?

If I’m being honest, it’s more ‘hit and miss’  in this arena. It seems less automatic for me.

But all is not lost. Being aware is half the solution.

I commit to being more intentional about all facets of community.


Are you living your mission?