National Good Neighbor Day
In the past, the world was smaller and everyone knew everyone in their area. Many of us don’t know our neighbors and speak only in passing to them.
Use National Good Neighbor Day to give a helping hand and get to know those who live near you.
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National Good Neighbor Day was created to encourage good neighbor behavior. It is believed that this will help us build strong communities. The date is important for paying tribute to our good neighbours. If you share a close relationship with your neighbors, this is the time to show them that you value their efforts and that it is a pleasure to be their neighbor.
To recognize a neighbor as a good person, you don’t have to be close friends. Is your neighbor always mowing your lawn while they are working on their own lawn? This is not only a good neighbor, it’s a great one! These are the things we should celebrate and recognize on National Good Neighbor Day.
It is a blessing to be a good neighbor. You’ve probably heard horror stories about neighbors who are evil. It is important to be kind to our neighbors and to make efforts to reach out to them. People aren’t as close to their neighbors as they once were. Let’s all make an effort to change this!
Since the 1970s, National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated. Becky Mattson, Montana’s Lakeside, created the day. Because she wanted to recognize and connect with strong leaders, she created the day. Jimmy Carter, the President, signed Proclamation 4601, which established this day as National Good Neighbor Day in 1978. The President declared that everyone should observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
“As our Nation strives to build friendship between the peoples around the world, we are conscious that the most noble human concern is concern about others. Understanding, love, and respect are the foundation of cohesive communities and families. These bonds are what bind our nation and all nations around the globe. This sense of community is fostered and expressed by most of us in our communities where we have the opportunity to share and feel part a larger family. I call on the United States and all interested groups and organisations to observe such day with the appropriate ceremonies and activities.
In 2004, the date was altered. It is all about raising awareness that good neighbours can help build strong and thriving communities.
The best way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, is to be a good neighbour! This can be done by making cookies or offering to help your neighbor. If your neighbor doesn’t drive, you could offer to help them shop or pick up some groceries.
Send a nice greeting card to your neighbor, thanking them for being such a good neighbor and letting him know how much you appreciate them. A small gesture like this can make someone feel special and bring a smile to their faces. It’s great to do such small things.
There are many other ways you can show your neighbor kindness and make them happy. You can introduce them to your pets, or just have a conversation with them. You can have a street party to bring together all your neighbors and have fun.
This is a great way for everyone to be included and gives your neighbors the chance to get to know each other. If you live in an area where neighbors don’t spend much time together, this is a great idea.
National Good Neighbor Day is another way to find heartwarming stories about neighbors helping one another. You can find many amazing stories online that will make your heart warm and make you smile. Let us tell you about Angie Tyma’s amazing story and the lives of her neighbors. Angie, a Hudson resident, was 35 years old and had lived in her home for 35 years. Angie’s friend purchased her house and then rented it to her. Unfortunately, her husband died 20 years ago.
The lender had to foreclose the house because the person who was not paying the mortgage payments had stopped. Danielle Calder, her neighbor, purchased the house for $167,000. Angie then rented the house back to her for her 89th Birthday. It was the right thing to make because everyone in the neighborhood is a family. We don’t know of any other good neighbor than that.
You can even go with your neighbor to watch a movie and share the popcorn. We recommend The ‘Burbs by Tom Hanks. Hanks portrays Ray Peterson, who is shocked when an unusual family moves down the block.
They are also known as the Klopeks. Ray investigates the family with the help of his neighbor, a militia-man, and his paranoid buddy! Although it’s Hanks’ least-known film, you’ll quickly see that it’s a great movie and a fitting choice for Good Neighbors Day.