So much of today’s rhetoric about community building has to do with creating spaces where people can gather. But the truth is that each of us has just such a space right in our own kitchen, living room, or back porch. We just have to find the courage and resolve to invite people in.
One of the biggest challenges in hosting people in your home is finding ways to keep the conversation engaging. This month I’m exploring different conversation tools to help my guests move past small talk and experience a deeper sense of connection as they gather.
This month I took some time to really explore and experience what deep, close connection can and will feel like. Here are some lessons learned.
A phone number committed to memory. Knowing exactly how many stairs there were up to her bedroom. The smell of Spaghetti-O’s cooking in the microwave on a summer afternoon. To this day, a childhood relationship is how I measure a friendship. What does friendship mean to you?