My community inspires me!
For the longest time I have been wanting to meet a group of people that I click with. A group of people that I can be authentic with, and not worry about the judgement that naturally comes with those type of relationships.
I have found it, and I am so thankful. My community inspires me. The people that I find myself around on a daily basis have created such a joy inside of me. I can be honest, transparent, and real. I don't have to worry about the walls being broken down all at once, instead it is okay that they are taken down brick by brick at my own pace. Layer by layer because it is worth it to get to know people, to be there for them, and to embrace them in the midst of our messy lives.
Shouldn't our community inspire us? Shouldn't the people we surround ourselves with be those kinds of people that speak truth into our hearts, without fear of us giving up on them, or them giving up on us?
The community of people that join together, talk through the hard things, and continues in spite of disagreements that is the community that inspires me. Each person giving his/her all to a common goal. Living and loving each other. Leaning on each other when times get hard. Being open, and honest. Being raw, and authentic. These are the things that make a community that inspires.
My community inspires me to be myself. To be crazy, sarcastic, and sometimes opinionated. My community inspires me to push my boundaries beyond what I can even imagine for myself. Life in community, authentic community is a pretty amazing place to be.
“Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.”
― Jodi Picoult,
Is your community inspiring? What makes a community to you?