Neighborhood Friendships

A Letter from the Eliot News editor

“Make good friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. You help me and I’ll help you and together we will see it through”  (Girl Scout song)

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships and identity and feeling very grateful lately.  The Girl Scout song keeps playing over and over in my head and I realize that  recently I’ve had so many opportunities  to make new friends in all the different parts of my life.

From new neighbors to volunteering with Volunteers of America to being on the Eliot Neighborhood Association Board, my life is rich with new people and experiences.  I now feel more connected than ever to our neighborhood and look forward to continuing the journey getting to know more about its rich past and helping to foster its exciting future.  I realize that there are issues we need to address and I hope that we can provide a platform for that at our neighborhood meetings.

I think what it means to be a neighborhood is figuring out each of our identities and using those identities  to share our talents with each other to improve where we live .  This summer we are going to have a lot of opportunities to make new friends with all the events that are happening in Eliot.  From wellness events to concerts in the park to celebrating our neighborhood -Let’s each try to reach out and make a new friend while continuing to foster the friendships we’ve had through the years.  We can learn something from each one of them and we’ll all be better because of it.