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Neighborly Acts Of Kindness

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

This month Dr. Paul McDonald and Kathleen Daniels are co-hosting the December ActiveRain challenge titled "Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season."  For this challenge are to write up to 3 blogs about acts of kindness in one or all three of the following categories:  

  • Act of Kindness of Someone You Know. 
  • Your Acts of Kindness.  
  • Act of Kindness that You Witnessed. 

For my first blog I have chosen to write about an act of kindness my wife and I were blessed with this year, and also how we in turn were able to play-it-forward.  My neighbors will be the focus for my second blog.

I have been blessed to live for 42 years with neighbors who lookout for each other, and just do for one another without being asked.  Those of use with snow blowers will help out other neighbors who do not have snow blowers, to clear out their driveways, especially after a major snow storm.

The snowy Winter days is not the only times my neighbors lend a helping hand.  When my wife and I go on vacation in the Summer, one of my neighbors always waters my wife's flowers and brings in our mail and news paper.  Likewise when the power goes out, I let them plug into my generator since they do not have one.

One of my other neighbors has chickens and gives us fresh eggs throughout the year.  In turn when he takes off for long weekends during the Summer, I will cut his lawn.

This Summer one of the trees in my backyard needed to be taken down.  I was talking to one of my neighbors about it, and how I was going to purchase a chainsaw to take it down.  The next day I look out into my backyard, and he was there on his own with his chainsaw taking the tree down for me.

These are just a small example of how myself and my neighbors help each other throughout the year, and it is all done without giving a second thought about it. 

Having neighbors like this gives a good sense of security.  Having neighbors who just do for each other is almost like we were family.  Help is always their no matter what and without question.


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Comments (9)

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It is a wonderful thing to have (and to be) a kind neighbor.

Dec 25, 2023 04:48 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, you definitely have amazing neighbors!  You should never move, I doubt you will find better neighbors anywhere, haha.

Dec 25, 2023 05:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Those are the kind of people I want for neighbors George Souto - always there when needed and we do not have to ask for help. They see a need and fill it. 

Thank you for participating in the December Kindness challenge. 

Dec 25, 2023 09:42 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  that is typical  East Coast relationship with neighbors, why am I not surprised, here in Los Angeles well that is another story....Merry Christmas to you and your family, Endre

Dec 25, 2023 09:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto - I can finally appreciate your sense of community.  I have lived in 5 different neighborhoods, and my Sedona neighborhood is the first one where I could really feel a sense of community.  There is nothing better than having good neighbors.  

Dec 27, 2023 05:15 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Good neighbors are so valuable. It seems that you have some great neighbors. Of course, count yourself as being a good neighbor, also.

Dec 28, 2023 07:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You, your family and the neighbors are truly abiding by the LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF commandment. Hooray for you all, George! 

Dec 28, 2023 11:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

You certainly have some kind-hearted neighbors, and are equally kind back to them in different ways. Those are special relatonships to have.


Dec 29, 2023 11:24 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

You are so lucky to have a neighbor with fresh eggs. There is nothing else like them. The reciprocation is indeed the best thing ever. 

Jan 02, 2024 06:55 AM