Journey through My Abundant Community

Recently, I created an opportunity to make a difference in my community. I ran for city council and won! Although political campaigning and holding public office is not on my resume, I have marketing experience, enthusiasm and passion. Add a dash of magic and maybe a little something special can be created in our community.

After getting “elected” I asked myself, Now what? I guess I need to become a leader…I need to start fixing things…isn’t that what community leaders do?

It’s not often we have “WOW” moments in our lives.  “Community: The Structure of Belonging” by Peter Block was a WOW moment for me. Peter has asked me to blog about the journey thru my Abundant Community. I am excited and thrilled with the prospect of sharing my journey.

Deer Park, Ohio, is a quaint little town, about 5500 folks, one square mile, a “ring suburb” of Cincinnati. There are deep roots in the community, folks seem to like living here, lots of kids, tree-lined streets with sidewalks and a park right in the middle of town.

I’ve read the Welcome page of “The Abundant Community” and decided to stop there for now. Over the next few days I am going to open my front door, walk out of my house and meet some neighbors, see what “Gifts” I can find.

I know they are abundant, I will let you know what I find…

~  Shawn ~

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Shawn Gavin
From Shawn's first blog: Recently, I created an opportunity to make a difference in my community. I ran for city council and won! Although political campaigning and holding public office is not on my resume, I have marketing experience, enthusiasm and passion. Add a dash of magic and maybe a little something special can be created in our community.

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