"My Neighborhood"

Today was a most beautiful day.
If this is Spring then I say it is here today.
People are out of there homes picking up branches, raking leaves welcoming the beautiful entrance of springs arrival.

The snow has left no memories on most of the lawns as I pass in front of peoples houses delivering my good news in the form of a flyer that announces when the city trucks will be in the areas to pick up the brambles and tree branches that were downed from the Ice that covered them from our winter here.

As I step up and knock on the doors I am greeted with smiling faces at the front door of each residence. The pets even seem to smile as they also come to greet me with their masters at the front door and I kneel down to pet them .

I see neighbor upon neighbor lending helping hands to each other with no words of utterance just a bond of agreement within their hearts to help each other along the way to a better way of understanding life and how we all fit together like puzzles pieces to complete this great big puzzle of love thy neighbor as thy self.

And I think from where I am standing off the road watching people help the elderly people as well as the young people of our housing community that this is what it is all about…
we are each others life lines.
As we each grow so also does our community grow in richness, health, love, helping of each others families.
That a neighbor is not just a neighbor…but a friend in hard times,..a brother or a sister who lives next door…
A neighbor is not just a neighbor but he or she could be an adopted aunt or uncle by a family who carries on the unconditional responsibility of caring for that person out of love.

You see there is not limit when the heart is the main character in the play of life.
the heart knows what to do that is right and so it is that we each may project ourselves from time to time to appear as rough people to others in order to protect ourselves from unknown sources.
This is normal behavior it is our nature to protect.

But as we grow accustomed to our neighbors and community we stretch out our hearts as far as they will go in order to protect our community we live in and as we do this we will find ourselves stretching our hearts to areas around the world protecting people in uninhabitable surroundings in other countries and even in our United States and wanting to better ourselves so that each person is living the best of life that he can and remembering…
that first it began with the steps to Love they neighbor as thy self…

The circle of life is full of many journeys but all begin with first a step…

"My Neighborhood"


Joined March 2008

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