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September 28, 2018 National Good Neighbor Day
Post by John Rancke
I think it is not a coincidence that National Good Neighbor Day falls less than two weeks after the arrival of Hurricane Florence. From the very first raindrops and increased winds, neighbors in North Carolina began looking out for each other.
We have all seen the pictures and they will be forever etched in our memories. Here is a one story from Garner NC. We have told stories and listened to stories of survival, heartache, disaster, and amazing gifts of the sharing of our talents and resources with those without.
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. Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked. Neighbors offer that cup of sugar when we are short, collect our mail when we are on vacation, watch our homes and sometimes watch our children and our pets. Simply put, being a good neighbor makes good neighbors and develops lifelong friendships.
Good neighbors risk their lives for their friends. It has been shown over and over again during these trying days. Good neighbors don’t just live next door. They live across town, across the county, in another state. Good neighbors don’t follow lines on a map.
There is hope in this world and it starts by helping your neighbor. We are off to a great start.