Yes and Why Not?

You can argue that declaring yesterday National Neighbor Day is silly,

or pointless,

or too sappy for your liking.

Or, you can look for a reason to say, “yes” and “why not?”

Yes, my neighbors, Quinn and Stephanie, never miss a chance to shout a friendly “hello” or wave when we pass in our cars. Why not let them know how much their friendly gesture brightens my day?

Yes, we travel in different social circles, but why not, look for a reason to say thank you for carving out at least a few times a year when we can gather together and get to know one another better?

Yes, their yards are always impeccably taken care of and beautifully decorated, so why not find a reason to let them know their efforts aren't for naught and that grateful neighbors appreciate their attention to detail?

Yes, it's only a small batch of cookies, but why not? Isn't it really the small gestures that, in the end, make the biggest difference?

Your turn. Hoo do think shines? And why not say “yes” to telling them so?

 

Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director

Posted on 5/19/14 10:00 am by Claudia Beeny in: Holidays,Home & Crafts
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