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The Happiness Project Part 8: Community

by Justine Crowley (follow)
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It all gels together. When you're connected to your local and/or surrounding community, you're much happier. It is interesting. There was a writer here on Self Avenue who recently wrote an article about people not saying hello when it would come appreciated while exercising at parks, or elsewhere in the local neighbourhood. Some areas exude that community charm, while others don't.

Welcome to Part 8 of the Self Avenue Happiness Project. For the previous articles in this series, please click here:

Self Avenue Happiness Project Parts 1-7

Who would have thought that Sydney (for example) would be home to a suburb that exudes a strong sense of community. I know because I live in that suburb. Your neighbours would look at you strangely if you failed to say hello to them. The station attendant at the nearby train station also commented to me that he was worked at many other train stations nearby, and he has found that particular one to be the friendliest. No wonder why he is so happy and loves his job.

It is simple. When you do things for others (from saying hello to giving a smile), you are also enhancing your own happiness.

Task:

Brainstorm some ideas on what you can do to bring happiness into other people's lives. Some suggestions:

Bake a cake for your new neighbour.

Say hello and smile to your neighbours, and to the people who serve you at local businesses in your area.

Donate blood.

Go to free community events including yoga classes.

After this, now write down five charities or organisations whose values you are aligned with. For example, if you're fed up of chickens being treated like battery hens for our eggs, then write down the charity that is raising some much needed funds to put a stop to such cruelty. What do these organisations represent? What can you learn from them? How do you feel?

In concluding, being a part of a community is not necessarily about being a volunteer. It is about feeling a sense of belonging to the larger whole. Involve yourself in community events, and you will understanding what it feels like to be a part of something large, amazing and meaningful. Even if it is a concert or festival in your local area. Self Avenue is also a community of passionate personal development writers.

Have a great week wonderful people, and Part 9 will be with you soon.

# Community
# Giving
# Love
# Contribution
# Charity
# Life
# Life Skills
# Meaning
# Purpose
# Me Time
# Friendships
# Relationships
# Self Avenue Happiness Project
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