Gratitude fuels community


Please DON’T buy that next book on “How to build a community,” or that yet-another-book on “Joining the conversation.” Here’s something you can do right now, right where you are, and you don’t even need a book to show you how: when that next person walks into your office, calls you on the phone, or sends you an email, stop to seriously ponder the question…

“Why am I glad this person is on the planet?”
When you have the answer to that question, take it from your mind, put it into words, and give those words to that person.

If you make a habit of focusing on things for which you’re grateful and then make it a habit of expressing that gratitude through every available media (and especially face-to-face), you’ll build that community you seek. And, hey, even if you don’t built a huge community, guess what? You’ll be grateful for the community you do have.

You might just be amazed what a lot of gratitude and a small community can do together.

Gratitude fuels community.

Trey Pennington