“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Teresa
“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!”
— From the poem “Outwitted” by Ewin Markham
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” ~Ray LeBlond
Good Neighbor Day was the idea of Mrs. Becky Mattson, who started the effort in the 1970’s to make this a National day. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.
Do you have good neighbors? Let them know. Are you a good neighbor? Do you even know your neighbors? Next time you see your neighbors, smile and say hello. A small gesture, but it might just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…” ~ Francis Bacon, Sr.