NURTURE YOUR CONNECTIONS
Greetings Fam! Have you ever sat back and had a random thought on how many friends / social circle you have, as in friends friends you can speed dial and they pick up? What kind of (social) connection do you have with others in your life? The older you become, the more you value the people around you and the relationships you have with them. Now go a step further in your social momentum and have positive relationships, where you touch base with friends and family, be it physical or online, just as long as you connect.
These changes in our social life, schedules and meet ups awaken the inner you. It is through these connections that help us feel loved, supported and experience a sense of belonging which is extremely important to our wellbeing. Many can attest that strong social connections improve one’s mental and physical health, evidently reducing stress thereby resulting to a longer and healthier life. Nurturing our connections is therefore an integral part of everyone’s wellness journey. Remember – no man (or woman) is an island!
That is what the First Object of Rotary is “to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.” Friendship was the foundation, the rock on which Rotary service was built. Get to read more on connections from our club members as they share their amazing personal stories “My Life, My Work, My Rotary” as well as the exciting past quarter we have had as a club.
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali.
Nurture your connections, won’t you!
~Rtn Mejumaa Mbaruku, President Elect Nominee and Public Image Director