Almost there

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”,according to Mark Twain and I would have to agree. I am in love with the little libraries in front of people’s homes where you can borrow a book and give a book. What a great idea to grow community and foster relationships between neighbors with great conversation starters, books. It seems like it would be an opportunity to find out what your neighbors like to read about and are interested in. We are blessed to have such great friends as neighbors and we have always made an effort to really know our neighbors. It saddens me that our culture is becoming less and less social and more and more isolative. Who needs to leave their house when everything can be done from your computer ,phone ,tv, etc. We see a lot more social anxiety and poor social skills and I think it is because 90% of the interaction is lost without the body language. I HOPE that people will have the courage to be social and reach out to connect with others. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston S. Churchill. Today’s happiness challenge is to make a new friendship connection.