Join. Participate. Be a part of. Join means I’m not alone. I’m linked up with others. The word join invites me to play. Says “hey you. Get over here.” Quit worrying about whether people like you or not. Just do it. Join others. Join life. Join a gym. Join a writers group. Stop making excuses.

I joined a friend for lunch today. Did you hear me? If I’d been alone and bent on being lonely I would have wished I’d joined. But instead I participated. I enjoyed being joined.

I joined a group to write tonight. About the word join.

Won’t you join me?