Do you long for neighbors who ‘borrow’ a cup of sugar – and know just when to visit?
If you’re a Seattleite missing out on cherished neighborhood experiences, you might be thinking:
“Something should have developed by now – maybe there’s something wrong with the people on my street…?”
Have you asked your friends?!
It’s not just your street.
The very same culture that capitalizes on our hunger for connection helps make our neighbors harder to reach;
they/we are all so very busy, each trying to meet all of our social needs independently — elsewhere!
You, too, might be perpetuating the “spread yourself too thin” virus just by trying to keep up appearances
(and Facebook) at a frenetic pace. You *know* that this life is not what you want for future generations
(or for yourself, really, thrilling as it may be) …and you know it’s slowly killing us all.
To top it all off: it’s tough to take the reins of our own life-balance when the way we use technology, transportation, etc. are part of a larger, cultural context that keeps pulling your attention in other directions. >Sigh<
Where does a great day in a balanced life begin?
And if every morning, 120+ people awaken within 100 yards of your pillow…
What are the odds of some dreams coming true…
Do you believe it’s possible for you
5 neighbors to call on
– whether for a cuppa or a hug –
without you having to explain why, first?
You know it’s possible.
I have tens.
Getting there is not hard, but it takes a deep, subtle shift.
(The kind that changes the course of your life over time due to commitment.)
It’s actually fun and challenging in ways you might not expect.
If you’re not 100% sure knowing neighbors would make you happier, click here for a free and helpful questionnaire. (It’s an independent, 3rd party thing – nothing to do with me. I’d be honored if you did the effort to share your results with me!)
If you’re eager to commit, make sure your moves are sensible. Instead of borrowing sugar you secretly already have (or contriving other projects) which might only get in the way of building mutual trust, I invite you to first give attention to what a healthy neighborhood (and life) would mean for you. That way, you’ll have the clarity and motivation required, and you can more completely recognize success on your own terms.