Did you know today is National Good Neighbor Day? According to National Day Calendar:
National Good Neighbor Day is observed annually on September 28. This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor. It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor.
I couldn’t agree more that it’s a great thing to be a good neighbor! Read on for a few easy ways to build (or improve) your relationship with your neighbors.
Maintain the Appearance of Your Home: While this sounds like a simple thing to do, it’s often easier said than done. For instance, how often do we leave up our holiday decorations up past their expiration date? It happens more often than many of us would like to admit.
An easy way to keep up your curb appeal is to simply be mindful. Whether you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association or a complex, adhering to a set of guidelines that contribute to the appearance, and overall value, of your community is a great way to be a good neighbor.
Think of Unique Ways to Help: Simple, random acts of kindness are a great way to cultivate positive relationships with your neighbor(s). So, instead of waiting for the next time your neighbor may come asking for help, consider how you can help before there’s even a need!
If you know your neighbor has an upcoming event, offer to lend an extra hand with food preparation or setup. Or perhaps you could consider mowing your neighbor’s lawn next time you mow your own.
Inform Neighbors About Your Party: Hosting a dinner party, cookout or other large-scale event at your home? Be sure to give your neighbors notice in advance that you plan to entertain a large number of guests, and also, how long your event will last. A little consideration goes a long way!
Tell Me: How do you practice being a good neighbor?