Today is National Good Neighbor Day! Every year on September 28, we’re encouraged to express our thankfulness for neighbors we’ve had in the past and present, whom we’ve forged relationships with and whom have impacted our lives on even the simplest levels.
Unfortunately, with the fast-paced nature of our world today, many people go years without ever introducing themselves to those living adjacent to them. In fact, in a study compiled by the White Pages, fewer than half of Americans know who their neighbors are. Do you know who your neighbors are?
The great thing about having neighbors is that there are many little things you can do to let them know you care, without spending a tremendous amount of time or effort. By using a few simple gestures, you can make an impact in the way they view you, and you may just find a couple of friends living right next door!
3 things you can do to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day 2011
- Smile and wave the next time you see them pulling in or out of the driveway.
- Offer your assistance if they ask for your help. Better yet, ask them if they need your help before they ask you.
- Invite them over. Take a few minutes out of your day to eat some appetizers and get to know them better. Who knows! You may even have some common interests!
We want to thank all of you for being good neighbors and for reading and sharing our posts with your friends and neighbors. Be sure to pay it forward and spread the word about National Good Neighbor Day 2011.
What can you do today to show that you’re a good neighbor? Share your ideas here.