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Choosing Positivity in Surfside: A Call for Appreciation, Change, and Gratitude


Living in the vibrant city of Surfside Beach FL comes with its own unique set of challenges and joys. As I navigate through the streets and engage with the community, I can’t help but notice a prevailing sense of discontent and negativity among some residents. It raises a thought-provoking question: Why choose to live in a city like Surfside, where a significant portion of the population is deeply religious, if the atmosphere seems to be filled with complaints and unhappiness? In this blog post, we’ll explore the need for appreciation, positive change, and the importance of self-reflection in fostering a harmonious community.

The Nextdoor App and the Culture of Complaints:

In the digital age, platforms like Nextdoor offer a virtual space for neighbors to connect, share information, and build a sense of community. However, it’s disheartening to observe that many notifications on this app revolve around complaints. Whether it’s about trivial matters or more significant concerns, the negativity seems to overshadow the positive aspects of community living.

The Power of Appreciation:

It’s essential to shift our focus from complaints to appreciation. Surfside Beach, FL with its rich tapestry of religious diversity and cultural influences, provides a unique backdrop for fostering a sense of unity. Instead of dwelling on what’s lacking or what could be improved, let’s take a moment to appreciate the efforts of our leaders, the beauty of our community, and the uniqueness of our neighbors.

Choosing to Learn, Appreciate, and Be Grateful:

Personally, I choose to live in Surfside Beach not just for its scenic views or religious diversity but to actively learn from the culture that surrounds me. I appreciate the richness it adds to my life and the unique perspectives it offers. More importantly, I am grateful for the community and infrastructure that has been built over the years, providing us with a place to call home.

Making a Change:

If the city doesn’t align with your values or bring you happiness, it’s crucial to consider making a change. Whether it’s through active participation in community events, volunteering, or engaging in open dialogues with neighbors, individuals have the power to contribute positively to the environment they live in. Sometimes, the act of change begins within ourselves.

The Reflection Within:

It’s said that we are a reflection of what we carry inside. If we want a more positive and harmonious community, it starts with each individual fostering a positive mindset. Engaging in acts of kindness, practicing empathy, and appreciating the diversity around us can collectively contribute to a more uplifting environment.


Surfside has the potential to be a city filled with joy, appreciation, and a strong sense of community. By choosing positivity over complaints, expressing gratitude for our leaders and neighbors, and actively learning from and appreciating the local culture, we can transform the narrative and make Surfside a place that reflects the best of its residents. Let’s embrace the opportunity to create a community where happiness, appreciation, and gratitude thrive, making our city a better place for all.