[ kuh-myoo-ni-tee ]
noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.
a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
a locality inhabited by such a group.
a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists
a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage
Ecclesiastical. a group of men or women leading a common life according to a rule.
Ecology. an assemblage of interacting populations occupying a given area.
joint possession, enjoyment, liability, etc.:
the community, the public; society:
Community, in essence, is everything around us. It’s the people and places that make up something much greater than ourselves. The ideas, resources, and collaboration provide us with a sense of belonging.
The feeling of community unites us. It gives us the opportunity to connect with people who think similarly, or better yet, differently than us. A strong community benefits more than just the individuals who make it up, it benefits the place in which it exists and the greater society it inevitably contributes to.
In a time when the use of technology and social media is at an all-time high, we (as a society) continue to evolve the purpose and place of communities.
In our opinion, social media is one of the ultimate forms of community. It affords us the ability to connect to millions of people around the world in seconds — but even with this kind of connection at our fingertips, feelings of isolation have never been higher. This is largely in part of a global pandemic, and technology cannot be solely to blame. Mental health and stressful life events also play a major role in feelings of loneliness. But despite these factors, many are left to wonder how to reconnect when the idea of connection is completely entangled?
While there is no perfect answer, we feel that in order to connect with anything or anyone, you must first connect with yourself. A difficult task by and of itself, but not impossible if you are committed to the undertaking. There are pockets of opportunity around you every day, and we hope to make finding these moments a little easier by providing you with simple things that nourish your soul.
We recognize the power that comes from connecting to ourselves and to each other, and we hope that by creating something bigger than ourselves, we will inspire a community of people to savour the small moments while helping us make the world a better place.