Many of Us Don't Know Their Names and Only Recognize The Vehicles They Drive
Coming up on September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day. The busy lives we lead keep us from getting to know our neighbors like we should. In this day and time, it is more important than ever to learn who your neighbors are and let them know you.
Not all neighbors are good neighbors and that is a fact of life. This day is set aside to get to know your neighbors and do something nice for them. You never know when you may need to call on a neighbor for help or they may need to call on you.
For security reasons it is a good idea to know their names and even have their phone numbers even if you never plan to socialize with them. If they don't want to be known, then that is good to know too. Keeping a look out is just smart this day and time.
This designated day was originally celebrated on the 4th Sunday in September. Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter made proclamations celebrating it. In 2003, the Senate passed a resolution naming September 28th as National Good Neighbor Day.
National Good Neighbor Day is a day to do a little something extra for your neighbor. Here are some suggestions of things you could do that would be neighborly:
- Offer a smile or a friendly hello or wave.
- Invite your neighbor over for a meal or snack.
- Sare a dessert with your neighbor.
- Lend a helping hand especially if your neighbor lives alone or is elderly.
- Go meet the neighbors you don’t know and swap phone numbers.
- Neighbors you do know, tell them you are there for them.
We can all learn to be better neighbors. National Good Neighbor Day is a good day to start.
By: Debbie Reynolds