When we band together, we are cared for, feel comfortable and needed, and contribute to the good of all. We satisfy the basic human need for love and belonging by cooperating with others.
Spouses, partners, family, and friends satisfy our need for love and belonging. So do groups, clubs, organizations, sports teams, and workplaces.
|Alaska Drummers. Annis Cassells (c) 2010|
Free write for ten minutes about belonging and see where it leads you. Where do you belong? What tribe, group or club? With whom? How did you know it was your place of belonging? What is it that makes you feel like you belong? How do you help others feel they belong?
For further inspiration, check your local newspaper for articles that portray or suggest belonging. Look for events that one might join and find their place of belonging.
Suggested form: Clarity Pyramid -- a 7-line poem consisting of two triplets and a single line. Usually displayed center aligned. Click the Shadow Poetry link for detailed explanation and examples.
Word Bank Prompt
|Coos Bay 2016. Photo by Marilyn Wilson (c) Used with permission.|
|Africa, 2005. Photo by Judy McDole (c) Used with permission.|
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