We have new neighbors moving in next door. A young couple…Josh and….I forget her name. They have a six month old baby and a seven year old son, and they are so excited about their new, old home. Josh went around to the neighbors and introduced himself to all of them. Get this….he is thirty years old and he took it upon himself to introduce himself to everyone. So cool to see!
Then they came next door and told us that they admired our garden, and said that they planned on doing a garden, and then we talked about using our shared wire fence to grow a bunch of peas and beans that we all could share.
Then we talked about chickens, and we told them that we were going to build a chicken coop this spring and get five chickens, and he was so excited that now he wants to do the same. And Bev’s grandson was with us, so he got to meet the new kid next door, and he was excited about having a new playmate.
What’s the point? What I just described doesn’t happen as often as it once did in America. Two neighbors saying howdy and finding common ground that will lead to a friendship. We didn’t talk about politics or religion….we talked, basically, about mundane, everyday things that we both had an interest in. We shared each other’s families and we formed the foundation of a friendship.
And how cool is that?
That, my friends, is what Living Simple is all about!
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