During the Month of November I am focusing on community involvement and helping others. I believe that there is a strong connection between social connection and happiness. There is an idea called the “6 degrees of separation” that states that anyone on the planet is connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five links. It is also know as the “small world” phenomenon. I am not real sure how this works but I find it fascinating. If we are all 6 degrees from knowing the same people that tells me that connectiveness is an important part of our lives.
When I was young my parents did not have a lot of money. Our socioeconomic status was below poverty. We were never homeless but my parents had learned to make a little bit of money go a long way. The reason I mention this is because I believe it is important to help our fellow man and woman along the way. Just like I mentioned in my last post, we are better together.
This month in the United States, we have two holidays that give us the opportunity to give thanks and recognize the sacrifices that those before us and currently have made. So I will continue to make an effort to help those in need just as many before me have done their part to help me.