You strive to be a good neighbor, taking care of your homes appearance, you avoid disturbances to the neighborhood and say hi to the lady next door.
Did you know there is a day for you? National Good Neighbor Day is September 28. Proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, it’s served as a day of gratitude and community building.
It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor. How can you be sure you’re a good neighbor?
- Mow the lawn of your neighbor if they are elderly or may be having a family crisis.
- A short sweet, ‘Thank You for being a good neighbor’ note left on their doorstep.
- Fall is upon us and time is running out to use your grill, fire it up one last time and invite the neighbors to join you.
- Halloween is a month away, grab an extra bag of treats when you are at the store and leave a goodie bag for your neighbor.
- Help them carry groceries in from their car.
Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked.
Having a great neighbor and being a great neighbor offers extra security to the neighborhood, knowing you can rely on your neighbor when you are gone if something were to happen at your house.