Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships.
Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, “Absolutely, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?
Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you:
Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table Simple recipes to take outside and share with others Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting New ways to view hospitality
Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live.
Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door.
This simply written book gives plenty of great ideas on connecting with family and making new friends with your neighbors. For me, as someone that deathly afraid of getting too close to anyone who lives in the near vicinity, it had some very scary ideas, but it is good to stretch my mind.
I liked the simple ideas filled with connection that pull people. I thought of that cheesy commercial, where everyone brought tables into the hallway and their dinners out to share with one another.
We do truly live in a society where connection is lacking in person, but I also think for the severe introverts these ideas can be horrifying as well. So, I read this book and thought of ways that I can incorporate them without chilling me to my bones. =)
Overall, amazing concept, great book and one I will want to buy as gifts for a few people.
This book is available on Amazon for purchase. “The Turquoise Table”
This book was given to me for review by BookLookBloggers. The opinions contained herein are my own.