Motivational Monday...Good Neighbors

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Motivational Monday...Good Neighbors


While roaming around Cyberville, I saw that Tuesday, September 28, is National Good Neighbor Day. Now more than ever, it wouldn’t hurt for any and all of us to look at what we’re doing to be good neighbors to those around us. 


Larry and I have been so lucky to have lived with good neighbors around us. Our neighbor, Jerry, is one of those.  He went to see my brother and his band play recently just to support him. The man is 74 years old and went!  Larry and I didn’t even go!


Our neighbors aren’t just the people next door or on our street. Expanding our reach, our neighbors are those within our own towns and cities. They are our fellow Texans or Floridians. 


Our neighbors are our fellow countrymen and women and they are those with whom we share our planet. 


Regardless of party affiliation or what side of the fence we stand on,  we are all in this thing together. 


So as you begin this week, consider what you can do to be a good neighbor to someone.



Some tips…

~Check on an elderly neighbor

~Take in your neighbor’s trash can

~Take homemade cookies or bread to a neighbor.

~On your walks, whether in your own neighborhood or in a park, pick up litter rather than leaving it for someone else. 

~Bring in coffee for your “work” neighbor

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. Dennis Prager


We become good neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for one another. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Comments (27)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - I totally believe in supporting my friends.  I will go to their events.  We never talk about things like politics although I know theirs and they know mine.  Some are the same some are different but they all all friends.

Sep 27, 2021 09:01 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Kathy Streib We try to be good neighbors, like blowing leaves off the neighbor's driveway or mowing their lawn. Or - keeping garbage locked up so the BEARS don't get it and spread it around the neighborhood!

Sep 27, 2021 10:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have been in my home for 40 years and I have been blessed with great neighbors all around me during that time.

Sep 27, 2021 12:32 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

We are blessed to have such great neighbors Kathy!  Our dear friends Father lived with them for about 5 years and it was so fun surprising him with fun foods and candy for various holidays etc.  He loved it.  We all called him Dad.  He's passed over now and I always think of him when going by his home.

Sep 27, 2021 01:02 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Kathy Streib, it's truly a blessing to have good neighbors, the opposite may be enough reason to sell. I've been  blessed to have great neighbors.

Sep 27, 2021 01:18 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

We have been so blessed to live in great neighborhoods...all four homes we have owned have had great people as neighbors!

Sep 27, 2021 01:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I feel the same way. Just Friday, my neighbor texted me and had forgotten to let me know that she would be out of town for the weekend. I know what cars are usually at her home so I kept an eye out for anything or anyone that wasn't supposed to be there. I know she would do the same for me. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England that's so important!  Life would be miserable if we had no one to count on. 

Kat Palmiotti My neighbor across the street is so good about checking on everyone along the street. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I'd imagine that it may be harder to meet neighbors when you live in a high-rise condo. 

faye schubert I agree and feel the same way on our walks. 

Joan Cox I don't know if many people do their own lawn these days. Larry and my next-door neighbor do because they enjoy it. It's easier when you see your neighbors working out in their yards. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel There have been some people in our neighborhoods who were friendly but we never saw them other than to wave. 

Grant Schneider that's the way it should (or used to) be. We have to get past the differences and look at the fact that we're in this together. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wendy Rulnick yikes to the bears!!!  I knew one lady in my other neighborhood who would ring the doorbell of a home if she noticed a package at the front door. Many times we don't hear the doorbell or miss it. I thought this was a nice thing to do. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto wow...I can't imagine living in one home for 40 years.  I would have liked that. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker those are sweet memories. In our first home in FL, our neighbor owned a movie theatre. They would always bring home popcorn for all other neighbors. My other neighbor was a widower, so as his pre-teen daughter was growing up, she would often come over and talk to me about things. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Beth Atalay Isn't it nice to know that when you travel, for example, there's someone there watching your home. 

Sep 27, 2021 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara I have a feeling that you were a good neighbor as well!!!  

Sep 27, 2021 05:52 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The definition of being a good neighbor has surely changed in the last several decades in many areas Kathy. Being a good one now, in those parts, is minding your own business and maintaining a proper distance.

Your ideas are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

I wave and would still help mine out if they needed it though!

Sep 27, 2021 06:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I feel really fortunate that I am surrounded by good neighbors.  We do try to look out for one another.

Sep 27, 2021 08:24 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

The National Assn of Realtors has a Good Neighbor Reward Program.  I just started logging some of the things I do to be a better participant in my community.  We all should donate expertise, time or money to a worthy cause in our community!

Sep 27, 2021 10:02 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

So very true Kathy Streib this is something that is sorely laking in today's world.

Sep 27, 2021 10:02 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - being a good neighbor increases the chances of finding the good in the neighbors you already have.  

Sep 29, 2021 10:49 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good neighbors are a great thing. The people who look out for each other

Oct 01, 2021 09:36 PM