It's the season for lots of parties. You might even be hosting one youself - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannakuh, Kwanza, Ugly Sweater, New Year, Birthdays, etc. There are so many opportunities for parties in November and December. Here's a quick tip to make your party even more fun and world changing: Invite your neighbors! Let me explain.
- We often don't know those who live right next to us - on our street or on the floor of our condo building.
- Parties with the same circle of friends and family can sometimes get boring. Sometimes there's even a little bit of drama because you all know each other so well.
- Parties can get loud and annoy our neighbors. As I heard someone say once, "Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there."
When I lived in a large building, I put invitations under all the doors on my floor. Not everyone came, only a few, but it was so much fun to have people I didn't know there. Plus, they made some great connections with my friends that wouldn't have happened otherwise. At one of my parties someone ended up landing a job!
After the party, I'd still see them sometimes, like in the elevator or when taking the trash to the chute. We would actually know each others' names, have a conversation, and be friends. When we needed a cup of sugar, we knew who to ask to borrow some.
Getting to know your neighbors is a great way to start some positive world change. Throwing a party is great way to get to know your neighbors. #SmallMatters
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