Is There An Art To Being A Good Neighbor?

United States
May 1, 2007 11:31am CST
I am blessed with good neighbors but I know many people often don't like their neighbors. My neighbor wasn't always considered good neighbors. I decided to bake bread one day and take them a loaf of warm fresh bread as a sort of peace offering. We have been good neighbors eversince. I still bake bread and take them fresh loaf every now and again and she gives me fresh tomatoes in season. We stand at the back fence and chat about everything under the sun now. Is there an art to being a good neighbor? What have you done to be a good neighbor? Can you share your story here?
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• Singapore
1 May 07
You are so fortunate to have good neighbors. Here where I am, they complain to the authorities as soon as they see something they don't like about you. I think building and maintaining good relationships be an art. Be nice to them, and they will be nice to you. That's the way to go.
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@timou87 (1643)
• Singapore
2 May 07
i agree with you. when it comes to maintaining a harmonious relationship with ones neighbours, all it takes is some tolerance and lots of give and take. easier said than done i know, but always worth the effort!
• United States
2 May 07
I'm glad I have good neighbors all around me. Thanks for the response lordwarwizard.
@timou87 (1643)
• Singapore
2 May 07
I think that there is no real trua art to being a good neigbour, it all boils down to simple and basic manners and human civility. once all the ice is broken and formalaties are passed i believe that it is quite easy to maintain a cordial relationship with ones neighbours.
• United States
2 May 07
You are right timou87. Be nice to them and they'll be nice to you. Thanks for your response.