Highlight: a good neighbor

I am getting back into the swing of things here at the Dragonfly Inn. It is time to get the word out. I have been getting cards and information out to therapists in the area who may have clients that are working through their healing journey, post abuse and post bully experiences. But there needs to be a way that I can reach more, so if you have ideas, I am all ears (or eyes, if you were to send a message, leave a comment, etc…). I am also hoping to get this program truly up and running to the point of expanding to other areas, other states, and beyond. Stay tuned!

Back to this post. Each week, I will highlight a person, couple, family, or business that is doing something good for others. Not thinking of themselves, but outside of their own desires and needs. Making a difference to someone, something, or the community. Please feel free to email me any nominations for this that you may have.

This week… I want to highlight my amazing neighbors, A and S. (I will add their names if they are comfortable with that later) Not only are they a really fun couple to spend time with and talk to, but they have some of the biggest and most beautiful hearts and souls around. Both of them. They were welcoming to my family when we moved in, and have truly put up with my kids (and me)! But, as much as I think they are swell neighbors, that is not the reason why I have chosen to highlight them. It is beyond our little cul-de-sac. A & S go on walks on a regular basis. While on their walks, they pick up garbage along the way, cleaning up the nearby community as they get their fresh air into their lungs. No one has asked them to do this. They are not seeking anything in return. I have known for a very long time that they do this, and admire them for it. But recently, it really hit me how much of a difference they are making. I saw them, out with their most adorable baby on a walk, picking up garbage and filling up a trash bag. Wow. I had tears in my eyes as I witnessed this. They waved, I waved back. They have no idea how much this touched me and my children, and I am sure it has not gone unnoticed by the surrounding neighborhoods and the folks who live in them. A & S- you guys are amazing, beautiful people and I am honored to know you!

What can each of us do to make a difference? If we each choose to do one thing each day, one small thing, anything, that may clean up our neighborhoods, put a smile on someone’s face, make someone’s burden a little lighter, can you begin to imagine what a wonderful world, even more wonderful than it already is, that we would live in?

Amber - we used to do a lot of trash clean up when we lived in Florida … We could definitely do more here :)

Anonymous - Honoring those who go the extra mile to world a better place is in itself doing that very thing! And anything done like this helps to create an atmosphere of good and discourages bad. Thanks for making the world a better place!

Kate Bowditch - Hi Sindea… I like your idea indeed! I also like the way your blog looks. Good going!

Wendy - That is such a good example of a small thing that makes a big difference!

Trin - Great post! ♥♥♥ to you!

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