Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reflecting and Sharing Stories

Steven…I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I also value learning and that was handed down to me by my grandfather, a run-away slave. My neighborhood community back in Youngstown has a reunion every few years and a scholarship is offered to a college student in memory of my grandparents. We support each other. It is important to reflect on the past as we move forward to the future.

What have we discovered from our life journey so far?
What have we learned from our experiences and relationships?
Do we welcome and celebrate ALL diversity?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Art of Community - Belonging and Participating

Jane…I feel grounded and surrounded by love in my Westerville and Otterbein College community. I graduated 60 years ago and have lived here ever since. Belonging, participating, and contributing to this college community continues to enrich my life.

Some Things to Think About…
What makes you feel welcomed?
How do you welcome others?
Do you accept the hospitality of others when it is offered to you?
How do you participate?