Thursday, January 13, 2011
N is for Neighbors!
Even though they live right next door, across the street or sometimes even closer....it is easier to just live life and let others live their lives too.
We are very lucky to live on a cul-de-sac different from the norm. We are all truly neighbors. We have cookouts to celebrate the beginning of summer, we set off fireworks together on the 4th of July, we share goodies at Halloween and give each other homemade treats at Christmas.
I realize that these things alone are more than most can say about their neighborhoods, but we are blessed to have even more.
Several years ago, my husband had surgery. We had meals for 2 weeks.
When I ran in my first 5K race, my neighbors who had been watching me run around and around the cul-de-sac surprised me at the finish line to congratulate me.
Last summer, while we were on vacation, a large tree fell in our yard. Our neighbors cut up the tree and hauled it off to the dump. We returned home to a clean yard and a photograph of our fallen tree.
Recently, we left home to run errands, shortly afterward it started to rain. We had left our dog outside and my neighbor noticed her shivering at the door. He came over to let her inside.
Several of us even have keys to each others homes. When we are away and someone needs to borrow ketchup or sugar or the pressure washer...they use their key to come in and get it. When we need to borrow our neighbors carpet cleaner or fax machine, we are allowed the same freedom.
We are happy to live in a community of friends.....neighbors that share life with us!
There have been many times that we have wondered where we might live next. Then we think about what we would be giving up...and we decide to stay right where we are. That really says it all!
Enjoy your weekend...and those around you...maybe right next door!
Today is alphabe-Thursday.
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