Neighbors Who Defy the Norm

“We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

When I tried to find an inspiring quote about good neighbors, I was shocked at how many sarcastic and negative quotes exist about neighbors. It is apparent that most people in the world don’t like their neighbors, or at best, just tolerate them. I feel quite the opposite.

We have been blessed to live in a great neighborhood, but even more so to be immediately surrounded by some wonderful neighbors — generous, kind, forgiving, loving neighbors. Neighbors who pray for us, and with us. Neighbors who share extra produce. Neighbors who keep an eye on our dogs if we are out-of-town. Neighbors who read our blog and comment. 🙂 Neighbors who knew our devastating circumstances in the spring, and surrounded us with a hedge of prayer on every side, and a refrigerator full of food.

We are so blessed to have wonderful neighbors. They inspire us, encourage us, and make not only our house, but our neighborhood, a great place to come home to.


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