One more applicable lesson from the chapter, “The Powerful Culture of Gifts” in Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? :
If you want to encourage the numerous neighborhood gifts of art as Godin defines it (see Gifts make the neighborhood), let the artist know how you appreciate the gift, how it changed you, how it moved you to action.
So far no one has chimed in (commented) with other neighborhood gifts, so let me suggest some more through these acknowledgements:
Thank you Dunlays on the Square for your dedication to your neighborhood clientele, and I’ve introduced you to people from outside the neighborhood and even from out of town.
Thank you Logan Square Chamber of Commerce and all the volunteers who created the Logan Square Farmers Market; I so enjoy it as a great community gathering space.
Thank you Logan Square Neighborhood Association and the intergenerational volunteers that created Cuentos en la Pared/Stories on the Wall (the blue and yellow mural at the Logan Square “el” stop); it brightens my day whenever I see it.
Thank you Café con Leche for creating such a warm and inviting addition, and I continue to let people know about it.
What have you been meaning to say? Copy, paste and fill in the blank with a comment: Thank you, and _____.
Spring diversions in Logan Square:
Green Ideas: Tuesday, March 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Logan Square Library,
3030 W. Fullerton Ave.; first of four sessions providing practical information on energy efficiency upgrades; RSVP requested (email greenideas at loganchamber dot-org).