“All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.” ~Harry S. Truman
Whenever I need company, I don’t have to look beyond my own neighborhood. Here, it’s easy to find enough friends to host a book club or a potluck, or meet for a last-minute lunch date. And there’s always someone willing to water your garden while you’re away. Over the years, we’ve gathered for graduations, weddings, and funerals. We’ve built a community.
“How do you know so many of your neighbors?” someone asked me recently. The short answer: It took a little time and lots of initiation. Like all good friendships, neighborly relationships require mutual effort, planning, and caring. Have you reached out to your neighbors this summer? ~CL
Photo by Cindy La Ferle