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Opportunity is such an important word. It's an attitude. An outlook. A positive perspective. What do you think of when you think of opportunities? Something new? Something exciting? Something you want to do either on your own or with others? Something that will make an impact on your life and potentially someone else's? You'll find that outlook of opportunity prevalent at Garden Spot Village. People easily come together; residents, family, staff, volunteers and the surrounding community embrace and create new opportunities in all kinds of interesting and fascinating ways.
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Purpose Based Living
In his best-selling book, Man's Search for Meaning, originally published in 1946, Viktor Frankl emphasizes the importance that purpose and meaning play in our lives. Daniel Pink talks about the importance of autonomy, mastery and purpose in his best-seller, Drive. Book after book, study after study, land upon the importance of purpose based living, especially as we add years. Done right, thoughtfully and reflectively, a lifetime of experiences fosters wisdom. You know what jazzes you. You know what you find worthwhile. You've got a sense of what's on your bucket list. Those things you've discovered about yourself are catalysts for a more fulfilling future. A lifestyle of purpose based living seems to occur naturally at Garden Spot Village, because it has been carefully nurtured as a sustainable element of the culture for everyone. It is central to the lifestyle regardless of whether you live, visit, volunteer or work at Garden Spot Village.
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Live in Community
Community means being in proximity of and in relationship with other people. For some it means a wealth of BFFs and for others it means more casual acquaintances. Whatever you prefer, you can engage relationships in ways that are most comfortable for you. While engagement is high and vitality seems off the charts, introverts thrive at Garden Spot Village because they have the opportunity to balance social engagement with solitary, me time. With community comes diversity of thought, perspective and preference. All are welcome and celebrated. People serve together, travel together, play together, learn together and explore together in ways that expand personal horizons. They also listen, comfort and watch out for each other. It's not uncommon to hear people say, "I've made more friends in the last 6 months than the last 20 years combined." Like purpose, an engaging sense of community has been carefully nurtured as a sustainable element of the Garden Spot Village culture.
Summing it all up, while the amenities rival those of similar communities, the culture and resulting lifestyle make the difference. At Garden Spot Village you'll discover abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Your personal story is unique. It influences those experiences you find meaningful and what fills your life with purpose.
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