Motivational Monday...Being a Good Neighbor…
Whenever I worry about where we are headed as a society, I have only to look around me at the good deeds that others are doing for their neighbors and often for people they don’t even know.
A few months ago I saw a post on NextDoor encouraging us to try a local Donut shop that was struggling to stay afloat. Besides dealing with the pandemic and shut-downs, the owner of the retail strip was renovating the complex and to anyone driving by, Mr Donut looked closed.
As a result of that one post, many in the area made sure to help this small business out, including Larry and me.
It doesn’t stop there though. You may know that recently, Texas was hit with a terrible winter storm that caused people to go without power and water. Many are still without water because they are on a very long waiting list for a plumber.
When we stopped at Mr. Donut the other day for some Kolaches, we saw this sign on the door.
This business is paying it back to those who helped him by paying it forward to others.
We have so many opportunities each day to be a good neighbor. Don’t think about what it might cost you or how much time out of your day it will take. Don’t think about the things you need to do for yourself that day. That might stop anyone in their tracks.
Think about the times you’ve been helped by others. Give some thought to what you would need if you were in that situation.
And then be a good neighbor.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's. Richard Whately