Friday, October 25, 2019

No Regrets

I read an article recently that really hit home. I want share some of it with you. It was about living life with no regrets, and about living for things that matter, not about filling our lives with distractions that keep us from being who we are really meant to be. This is exactly what we need in our society, and our local community, now more than ever.

We all need to be a no-regrets neighbor. Engaging our community in a creative way. Here are ten things the original article listed as "things you will not regret as you seek to bring meaning to your neighborhood."

1. You will not regret spending time with your neighbors. There are so many amazing people who live nearby, invite them over and find common connections as you get to know them.

2. You will not regret exploring your neighborhood. Go for walks, find pathways, visit a local shop, attend community events, and sit for awhile on a bench. Memories are made when we go on small adventures.

3. You will not regret speaking kindly of others. No neighborhood has ever benefited from drama and gossip. Make it your goal to create a healthy culture everywhere you go.

4. You will not regret being yourself. There’s no need to keep up with the Joneses. In fact, it would be great if you had the Joneses over for coffee sometime.

5. You will not regret creating fun for kids. Go and play, go to the park -it is good for you and the kids in your life.

6. You will not regret starting a group for people who share your interests. Be a gatherer, because if there is something you enjoy doing, you will likely find others in Burkesville who enjoy doing it, too.

7. You will not regret learning about other cultures. Meeting people from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds can be exciting and it offers new experiences and stories.

8. You will not regret growing trees. You may not be around in 40 years, but others will. Give the gift of a big tree for some future kid to climb, it’s a gift to the future of our city that raises value and makes our city beautiful for generations to come.

9. You will not regret throwing a block party. Block parties are one of the few times that all of your neighbors gather together. Organize a party, it is easy and creates an amazing sense of community.

10. You will not regret visiting with other leaders in our city. Sharing your hopes and dreams about Burkesville, and listening to others, builds common ground that helps us weather the storms, take steps forward on big projects, and fosters trust.

When we become neighbors who are courageous, kind, and bold in our passion, we not only give meaning to our community, but we find meaning for ourselves. May we be a city without regrets and neighbors who make the most of every moment.

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No Regrets

I read an article recently that really hit home. I want share some of it with you. It was about living life with no regrets, and about l...