We have some neighbors behind us that moved in about 2 years ago. The husband and wife are both teachers and they have 3 kids. The wife just started gardening last year and I was happy to share some tips with her. That garden started our "swap." We would bring them extra food from our garden and they'd come up with something from their home to bring to us. Christmas time was full of swapping fun goodies. We share eggs with our neighbors and a few weeks ago I made more bread than we could consume in a day or two so Wyatt took a loaf, fresh out of the oven, over to them. Who doesn't love fresh baked bread? The wife then sent this over the other day with a nice thank you note. Nothing is necessarily expected for the giving, it's not mandatory to give back. We just enjoy doing it.It feels so natural and good to be neighborly. Do you have neighbors that you share with? If not, then this month as we experiment with bread making, may be the perfect time to start. Bake a loaf and take it over to a neighbor in need or one you haven't had the pleasure of getting to know yet.
"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." Romans 15:2