Community makes Life Worth Living
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Community Speaks Louder than Words
With the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, I wanted to reflect a moment on the importance of community. People make up community; people with different lives, interests and characteristics. In this area of Blue Ridge, Georgia, Copperhill, Tennessee, Murphy, North Carolina, Franklin, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Blairsville, Georgia, Tellico Plains, Tennessee, McCaysville, Georgia, Ducktown, Tennessee and Andrews, North Carolina, all of these small towns, thriving cities make up special communities.
What makes them (each of these communities) special are the people we meet, get to know and support along the way. I am not sure it is our heritage, but I know my parents taught me a lot about the value of neighbors and treating others the way you would want to be treated. I enjoy living in an area which support community involvement through different fund raising activities, education, needs of others who need a lending hand during tough times, and charities which support our youth who cannot support themselves.
Reflecting On Community Support
In these communities, you see businesses and their caring employees who make it a point to volunteer time, money, food, gifts and endless hours to provide for the people in our community to make it a special place. When you enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas with family and friends, the community plays a role in helping others find a little happiness along the way too.
So many times, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our jobs, after school sporting events, coordinating schedules, and life in the fast lane that we miss some of the joy and beauty of our local communities and the support they are providing to the less fortunate, people young and old looking for a place to fit in and grow, and overall business health in the area.
Tri-State Area of Communities
As you look around our Tri-State area of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, you will find some hard working communities. I know as I have witnessed for several years now the care and hard work Dickey McCay Insurance staff invests in their local communities in which they live, work and play. Yes, they sell awesome insurance packages at valued/competitive rates, but more than the insurance offers, it begins in the communities in which they serve. They work at supporting community which grows their care and concern for the people. There are other companies and organizations committed to the same passion of community as Dickey McCay Insurance, but I can only share and write about what I have witnessed in my years of experience being around their professional staff. With Dickey McCay, it begins with Community and their love and support for the people in which they serve. Community is their passion as it is the cornerstone of a healthy and growing town.
As you spend time shopping for those special Christmas presents, preparing for the upcoming meals, scheduling that family trip, getting that super Christmas tree and decorating it from top to bottom or spending time with loved ones, I want you to take a moment to reflect on the power of community and how each of us can take part in the upcoming year to help our Community support those around us. I want to wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season and a Memorable New Year!
I will leave you with one last thought regarding community and taking a little time out to help others —- if you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.
Take care and enjoy the journey,
A Community Santa and Helpers