I searched Webster tonight for the definition of community. Here is what their website said for the first definition listed:
1. a unified body of individuals
I feel there were some extremely specific pieces missing when I read through all of the definitions that were listed. You see, this past weekend I was able to witness community on so many different levels.
I think Webster is missing a few key words.
Generous-When there is a family in need, going through difficult times, or just in need of a pick me up. Our community is generous on many levels. They open their pockets and give financial donations. They share their talents and organize benefits and auctions. They prepare baked goods to sell for profit with all proceeds going to the family in need. A prime example of this was at a benefit on Saturday for a local young man that was diagnosed with cancer.
Supportive-This weekend was my book signing for Tawanda's Tales: Best Friends Forever. I was overjoyed with the support that our local community showed me! Some people that already had the book just stopped to visit, others stopped to buy another book, and some brought friends to purchase a book!
Encouraging- My community not only exists locally, but I also have a network of community on social media. My friends on social media are so encouraging in my new endeavors and continue to cheer me on and share encouraging words via social media.
What does community mean to you? Any other words you would add to the definition?
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