Do you love where you live?
University Heights Neighbor, Ruth Soper, recently shared the following "Love Where You LIve Principles," excerpted from the book,
This Is Where You Belong. The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live
, by Melody Warnick
Love Where You Live Principles
Our towns are what we think they are.
Emotion follows behavior; feelings follow action.
If you want to love your town, act like someone who loves your town would act.
When you are happy (and healthy), then you are happy (and healthy) where you live.
If you love your city then you should do what’s good for it.
(Corollary: What’s good for your community is usually good for you).
Relationships with people are what make you feel most at home.
Every town is good at something. Do what your town is good at.
Put pins in the map. Happy memories create place attachment.
When you invest, you feel invested.
There is no right town for everyone, just the right town for you right now.
Experience joy for as long as you’re there.
Your SoIndy Director's favorite principles are numbers 6 and 9, what are yours? Try investing in relationships by showing up at neighborhood activities and shopping local. The payoff is new friends and a sense of belonging in your community.