Wikipedia defines village as ” a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.”
I am looking at village as a support team that makes an impact and shapes the person in which we become.
When you step outside of your home and look at your community, what do you see? Think about the way you were raised and how your village played a major role in the person you are today. Your village may consist of the next door neighbor, a childhood friend or maybe the leader of the nearby religious facility. Each person has a village. Maybe your village consisted of a mother, father, grandparent and school teacher. Your definition of “village” could be different than your closest friend’s.
Beyond Normal Measures was derived from the idea of “The Village”. The goal of our organization is to be the change in our community that we would like to see. Too often, people complain about their community, the lack of resources, the missing pieces to their “perfect” puzzle. Well, there is no need to complain if you are not going to attempt to make a change. That’s like watching someone fall down and not offering assistance for the person to get back up. We can all make a change in our community, even if it’s a small one. Reflect on your own village, and remember ~The Village Matters.