List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
Love Thy Neighbor
I would like to take a moment to write about our neighbors. We all have them. They could live right next door to you or miles away. We all still have them. The bible quotes, you should love your neighbor as yourself. I was always taught from a very, yong age to help and respect your neighbors and people in general. Back in the old days people depended on the help of their neighbors and you could always depend on them in return. I am pretty lucky to have the neighbors I have. I am surrounded by good people. I would like to think I have also been a good neighbor. Where I live now, I am surrounded by people, living in an apartment really puts you up close and personal to everyone who lives around you.
There are some people that live around me that I don't know at all, then there are acquaintances and people I only know in passing. then there are people who are the epitome of what good neighbors should be. Then again there are others who crossed that bridge between neighbor and friend. Now of course in every situation you can have your trouble makers who it seems that there soul purpose in life is to know everyone' s business and spread it around, adding some onto it as it is being told.
I think there are a few simple rules to follow in being a good neighbor. I will share that with you all now. For one, treat your neighbor as you expect to be treated, have respect and show it, be helpful especially to children and the elderly, do not spread gossip, it usually isn't true, don't start rumors, keep your disagreements to your selves, without involving everyone else, rumors can be very damaging to ones character and reputation, why do you think we have this nice little law called..defamation of character? Discipline your own children and leave mine to me, I personally don't like it when someone else tries to tell my kids what to do and how to behave. And when other people try to control my child. Most kids have their own parents, they wouldn't be living her if they didn't. When approaching someone about an issue, do it in a kind and respectful way, as you would wish it be brought to you. Don't be accusing when doing it. When someone has a suggestion for you don't get defensive and angry right off the bat, be open to what is being said. It is a lot easier to work out if you don't get upset right a way. Don't constantly involve your landlord in petty arguments, we are all adults it is time to act like it. Have respect for the ones who do your upkeep and maintenance, they have a lot of people to please, not just you. Be appreciative when someone does offer help, don't think they are just being nosy.
I think you get the jist of what I am saying. I have had people knock on the door to use my phone, to borrow this or that, even money. Sometimes they knock just to talk, and I have done the exact things to them. I love helping if I can I will do it, if not I will try my best to find someone who might be able to help. I am very thankful for the neighbors I have and thankful for the wonderful friends I have made. Thanks to all of my neighbors, and God Bless Ya.
To: God and Jesus; Thank you.
To: Bub; I love you.
Recipe for Success
"Desire is a tremendous force, and must be directed in the right channels (to work). - Florence Scovel ShinnTake one cup of Desire,Mix well with a heart full of Passion,Shake in a tumbler of Willpower,Add a full cup of Thought.
Important Things to Know / Remember About Life
I love you not because who you are, but because who I am when I am with you There is no one in this world that worth your tears, and if they are, they will never make you cry. If someone loves you not in the way you would like to, it does not mean that they don not love you in their own way A good friend is the one that will hold your hand and will touch your heart.
How A Sense Of Wonder Makes Life Richer
It always amazes me when I meet someone who has a disdain for expansion of knowledge.The other day, over lunch, I was arguing with a girl about a principle of abundance.
Musicians Survival was Truly a Miracle: Singer Songwriter Fights for his Life
Every morning when singer-songwriter Michael Alan looks into the mirror and sees the surgical scar across his chest he is reminded of how lucky he is to be alive. Three years ago he suffered a major heart attack and a year after the episode he was required to have open-heart surgery.
Addicted To Her
Direct Answers - Column for the week of August 4, 2003I dated a woman I work with for four years. In both our minds we were soul mates.
Just Let 'Em Go!
I remember when I was just a little guy probably about 4 or 5 years old, I was fascinated by snakes. Not any particular type of snake - just snakes in general.
The Pursuit of Greatness
On June 3rd, 1948, a blast rocked the Black Hills of South Dakota. Ten tons of stone were dislodged from the mountainside and tumbled to the earth below.
Information -- Schminformation, Enough Already!
We are drowning in it, our grey matter is swollen with it, half the time when we need a piece of it and we know it is "in there" somewhere, we can't access it because the poor Grey Matter Computer is so jammed it takes forever to search for the file and then it's usually "just lost" or was mistakenly deleted. And that's just our brains.
When Self-Growth becomes Self-Sabotage
Many of us invest quality time and energy into our personal development. We buy inspiring books, sometimes with the workbooks or journals that complement them.
7 Perks to Living a Life on Purpose
1. We all have a purpose in this life time.
Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Raise Your Frequency with These Divine Gifts
The volatile essences of aromatic plants contain potent, complex, natural chemical compounds that work at multiple levels to catalyze physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Science is at last looking in earnest at the mechanical action essential oils have on organisms, but perhaps the oils' most important, and at the same time, most under-explored, factor, is their inherent frequency-their intact Life Force Energy and intelligence.
Thanks to Walt Disney's "The Lion King", children the world over know the Swahili expression "Hakuna Matata". It means "No Problem" and we grown-ups should use it more often.
Adages for the New Age
The old familiar adages just don't do it for me any more. For instance, consider "the early bird gets the worm.
Change Your Landscape by Seeing with New Eyes
A Story (Source Unknown) - One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
The Tiniest of Gladiators
I stared into those biggest of navy blue eyes and felt the power of his fighting spirit, despite the pain and week long raging fever. Most of the time my heart was in my throat and my mind was awash with counter-productive thoughts like, "why him?" and "this isn't fair!"This wasn't helping him to be sure (my daughter was much stronger than I), but in spite, he not only survived the arduous ordeal, but he emerged the victor!I am talking about my infant grandson, Corbin Nicolas, clobbered with a serious infection of the lymph glands.
Increase Awareness With One Simple Question
There are many ways we can increase our own personal awareness about our life and what we want to make out of it. Yet, we seldom ask the question, "Why am I doing this?" By consciously becoming more aware of what we do and why, we can then make phenomenal changes.
Have You Been Lucky In Life?
Each moment in life, "lucky" or "unlucky", is to be savored, learned from, and appreciated. Easier said than done? Read this heartfelt story and see for yourself.
The Best Policy
Direct Answers - Column for the week of July 28, 2003How do I help a former friend let go of a friendship that's not working for me?This woman, I'll call her "Anne," is a life coach. We met last year and hit it off as friends.
Listening to Your Inner Voice May Save Your Life
"I was washing my breakfast dishes one morning when it occurred to me to go visit a friend who lived several miles away. I did my work and started to dress for my journey, when there came over me such a feeling of depression, or despondency, or gloom, that I could not understand.
A Feline Example On Courage
Fangs. Killer claws.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !