#Hopewriterlife Challenge: Community

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My husband and I are two completely different people at a party. I like to find a couple of people and have a deep conversation. My husband likes that, too, but times 50! He wants to talk to every single person. ⁠ ⁠ I really am an introvert, which isn’t always a highly valued trait. It can be seen as a fault, rather than a difference. If you are an introvert, how do you find community in your life?⁠ ⁠ What works for me is:⁠ – Making consistent effort to reach out to others so that I don’t feel lonely. I like solitude but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like people.⁠ – Enjoying the extroverts in my life. We often complement each other. I find my extrovert friends enjoy my organization and thoughtfulness. I admire their spontaneity and big ideas. ⁠ – Not avoiding large gatherings. I “budget” energy for them by not scheduling a lot in a row, if possible. ⁠ ⁠ Friends are such a blessing. “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!” Psalm 133:1 NLT⁠ ⁠ How do you find community in your life, if you are an introvert?⁠ ⁠ P.S. On the subject of introverts, I am looking forward to reading “The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You” by @holleygerth when it is released on Tuesday. I took her quiz and am 95% introvert! Not surprised. An affiliate link to the book is linked through my bio.⁠ ⁠ I am using the #hopewriterlife challenge to encourage others onto love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24). Check out the #hopewriterlife tag to find more posts on the same theme. ⁠ ⁠ #Christian #christianwritersofinstagram #Bible #Scripture #ChristianLife #Christianblogger #Christianblog #BibleVerse #God #Jesus #community

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