Groundwork: Community Spirit

Groundwork: Community Spirit

November 17, 2019 2 By William Hollis


Here’s the thing and it took me some
time to realise. Took a lot of loneliness. Took being told no. Took you can’t do
this and, worst of all, you’re on your own. That’s the worst one. Because most of the time it’s a voice in your head that says it. “You’re on your own.” So it took some time to realise. We are not. We are strong. We’re not the problem. Or enemies. Or useless. We are a community. We are a team. And we are just getting started. We are powerful. So much more powerful than we thought. Powerful with a smile. Powerful with a purpose. Leaving the house because we have somewhere to be. Someone to be. “I can’t today, I have things to do.” “You should come and see what we did last week!” “What if we tried things this way?” I was told that I can’t build. But we can. I was told I wasn’t able. “But we can.” I was told I couldn’t. “But we can.” We are as strong as our community. Stop saying I. And start saying we.