Day #14 in my A-Z series of “What Makes Me Happy?”
N = Neighbors
Who are my neighbors?
When I think of my “hood,”
I think of the nearby folks
Who are friendly and good.
They make me happy
With parties and sharing;
They call and come by
To show they are caring.
But my circle of friends
Doesn’t end on my road.
Neighbors are the folks
Who share in my load.
When I’m sick or downtrodden,
They call or send a card.
They offer food or flowers
Or say they’ll mow my yard.
But my neighbors and friends
Aren’t defined by when I’m needy.
To limit neighbors to those
Would certainly be quite greedy.
Neighbors are around the world.
Some faces I’ve never seen.
But, we meet in blogs or on Facebook
And we share a common dream.
We want to bring light to darkness.
We share a need to live in love.
We want what’s best for one another,
And we take our clues from God above.
As neighbors, we are looking
For ways to bring new hope
To others feeling hopeless.
We share ways we’ve learned to cope.
So when you’re feeling overwhelmed
By the bleakness that you see,
Turn to caring, compassionate neighbors
And change discouragement to glee.
Create a network of compassion
That goes round the globe and back.
Be the neighbor who brings help
And happiness to those who lack.
What neighborly act can you do to spread caring and compassion today?
Forge friendships through common work… and be a part of the solution.
We all are neighbors. We all need one another. Thank you for sharing –
– and caring.