As 2020 comes to a close, let us stop for a short moment and think of our ‘neighbor’ – I mean those who have not had a decent meal in days, the homeless, those families (especially women and children) who suffer abuse and rape, those who have had mental breakdowns due to the impact of COVID-19 and its terrible economic and social challenges, and those who have lost loved ones. Your neighbor could be those terribly lonely aged in nursing homes.
At this holiday time, (if at no other time) we must be good neighbors. In our own small way, we can give a homeless person a decent meal for Christmas, donate or volunteer a few hours to help those suffering abuse, have had mental breakdowns or visit the aged in care homes and where we cannot, dig deep into our pockets and make donations to charities helping our neighbors.
As we chart our successes for 2020, and look forward to 2021 great accomplishments, chart how to end the year 2020 doing neighborhood deeds. Add, to your 2021 agenda a few good deeds. On my agenda, is a yearly chart of neighborhood deeds.
You can be a good neighbor – all year round, be a good neighbor seasonally – or be a good neighbor even for a day. It will be the biggest success in the life of your neighbor and your greatest accomplishment.