I live in a subdivision that hasn’t hard a community party in years–at least not as far back as I can remember.
So it was especially nice that one family took it upon themselves to bring us all together last night. They got a band, put a waterslide in their backyard for the kids, set up a keg and arranged for everyone to bring drinks or appetizers. It was great fun.
Community doesn’t happen accidently. It is created. In tough times it is created by tragedy. More often than not it is created by those willing to make a little extra effort to bring folks together.
Creating community is something leaders do, and you don’t need a title to do it.