The Glue

Posted on February 22, 2011. Filed under: Loyalty |

Remember how, in elementary school, you were excited to do any project that involved glue?  Most projects involved wooden sticks, or colorful construction paper, or possibly even cereal bits or marshmallows.  No matter what the ingredients were, I was so excited as soon as my mom or the teacher would pull out those white bottles with the orange tips.  Weren’t you?

Glue binds things together, and actually creating that bond is totally exciting for a child.  As we grow up, we create other bonds, too.  Some bonds are personal, some professional.  Some involve just one other person, and sometimes the bonds we make create a network of close friends and colleagues.

In order to thrive, a community needs bonds to form – and not just among the citizens.  Small businesses, boutiques, and restaurants, run by the members of a community are a part of the bonds that we create and the roots that we grow in a place.  However, big business and chains can compete with these locally run gems and distract us.

It’s time to get the glue bottles back out and start bonding our communities more strongly!  I’ll keep you posted as we release our own sort of “glue” in the coming months.  Stay local!

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