Going Beyond Ourselves: Serve A Neighbor

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WELCOME!  I am so glad you are here.  Every Wednesday I will be sharing (1) tip to inspire you in leading a simpler life.  It won’t be anything hard or something I haven’t tried myself.  Living a simple life is a conscious choice made up of small steps every day.  So here is our small step for today.

Week #17 – Serve A Neighbor

The more I work to pursue a simpler life, the more I realize that by clearing the clutter of stuff and full schedules, it makes room for more important things; relationships with family, friends and neighbors. 

Sadly, many of us live in neighborhoods where we don’t actually know our neighbors.  We may know their last names from the mailbox and we may even know their faces from the times we pass each other on the street.  But do we really know our neighbors? 

It used to be that neighbor visited with neighbor over the shared backyard fence.  Neighbor kids played until dusk or until their mom’s called them for supper.

In thinking about my own neighbors I realize that my own busy schedule can keep me from interacting and building relationships with those who live closest to me.  

So this weeks simple tip is to either meet your neighbor (if you don’t know them already) OR find a way to serve your neighbor.  It doesn’t have to be grand.  Something as simple as a plate of cookies or if you know of a particular need, offering your assistance.

I look forward to hearing how you served your neighbors this week or even how your neighbor served you. 

Keeping it Simple,

Victoria

 

 

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5 replies
  1. Jendi
    Jendi says:

    We have some excellent neighbors here and will miss them when we move this summer. They have been great for us and our kids. It has taught me that I should have made the effort to meet them sooner than I did. Best wishes!

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  2. Chris Carter
    Chris Carter says:

    I love this idea, Victoria! It’s so important to reach out to our neighbors… and you are so right- when we clear our busy lives and make the room to prioritize the important things, like this… our daily living becomes more intentional.

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