Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Won't you be my neighbor

There are still real live NEIGHBORS in the world! What an amazing discovery! The nearly 80 year old man down the street used a snow blower to clear our road for us this morning, and the next door neighbors came over to give us a care package of wine and cheese and bread, while a friend's mother made homemade lentil soup for us:) We returned the favor by helping a college girl on her way home to dig out of a snow drift when her SUV got stuck outside of our house. It felt equally as good being neighborly as it did receiving the neighborly hospitality. I am going to make it a goal to try and be more outgoing to the people around me this year. My sister is always amazing at arranging neighborhood get togethers, and I would like to take a cue from her. Seems like our lives are so busy, and so technologically distracted that we forget there are living breathing good people all around us that we could reach out to -- to help dig them out of the proverbial snow drifts and to share some good cheese and wine from time to time. I can hear Mister Rogers singing right now:) I'm thankful for Mister Rogers and all the people like him who try to make the little worlds around them a better place with friendship and love.


  1. Yes - it is so wonderful to get out of the virtual and into reality sometimes! I'm so glad your neighbors and choosing to be just that - neighborly! Can't wait to meet them when I come - and maybe we can bake them some goodies while I am there :)