Did you know it was National Good Neighbor Day-?
A few kind acts that might go a long way.
- Pull a neighbors trash cans back up to the house.
- Send the kids to pick up some debris left from a recent storm.
- Bake a cake and stop by with a quick “Thank you ” note for being a good neighbor
- Stop by and visit someone who lives alone and say “hello”
- Buy something for someone behind you in line (pay for a meal in the drive-through, buy a cup of coffee, etc.)
- Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
- Bring a treat to a neighbor or coworker
- Donate time or money to a local charity
- Smile at a minimum of five people
- Hold the door open for someone
- Pick up trash on your street
- Let the person behind you in line go ahead of you
- Go through your closet and find several items to donate to charity
- Share your umbrella with someone who doesn’t have one
- Refrain from making negative comments for a week
- Tell someone who works for the public or military—a teacher, police officer, nurse, mail carrier, etc.—how much you appreciate his or her service
- Find out what item your nearest animal shelter needs, and donate it
- Offer to babysit for free for a family you know
- Write a letter to someone who made an impact on you
- Leave your waiter/waitress/barista a generous tip
- Offer to do some yard work for a neighbor
- Look someone straight in the eye, ask them how they are, and then really listen
- Organize a mini-food drive for the local food bank on your block or in your building
- Set a goal to compliment at least five people today
- Tell a teacher how much you appreciate him or her
- If someone you know lost a loved one in the past year, send then a note or some flowers to let them know you are thinking about him or her as they mourn the loss
- Take a container of homemade soup to a sick friend
- Plant a few flowers where others can enjoy them
- Shop at a locally-owned business and find something encouraging to say to the owner
- Write a few inspirational sayings on cards and leave them in public places for others to find
- Park at the back of the parking lot; you get more exercise and someone who might need it gets a closer spot!
This is a great way to start the day – and it is amazing what it can do for you.
Best wishes for a great day!!
Christina Tompkins Wright
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORS®