Great Neighbors

It’s great to have neighbors like we have… you can depend on them, trust them, and you can bless them if they let you… This evening I went over to visit one of our neighbors. I could see him out in his garden. He is in his 80’s and currently struggling with lymes disease among other things. He isn’t getting around as he used to so when I can spy him out from across our field I go see what I can do. I try to go over with a question or to ask to get an onion or something, but usually it’s a way I can go over to talk to him and help out now.kims phone pictures 349Tonight he was going to pick tomatoes for his wife to can… so an hour later we had pulled up potatoes, onions, picked tomatoes of all kinds, and picked blackberries. As a reward I got a bucket full of potatoes, onions, topped with tomatoes, and a basket of blackberries. It wasn’t what I went for, only to help as I knew he couldn’t get down to get the low stuff and he had been complaining his hands aren’t working lately. So despite me going over to give, not take… I got a gift… outside of the food… I got a memory of time with my neighbor and the knowledge that it made a difference to him. That is a true blessing 🙂

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stuffitellmysister
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 20:41:59

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  2. myda.egrmajer
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 21:16:15

    and that is how we find true happiness. through giving. lovely post!

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  3. little poppits
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 05:01:28

    you are so lovely, bet you make the best neighbour ever! xxxxxx

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  4. Jennwith2ns
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 08:02:35

    Reblogged this on That's a Jenn Story and commented:
    Seasonsgirl’s peaceful stories always leave me smiling. This one about a good deed also shows just what a nice person she is.

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  5. melanie
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 09:17:04

    Great post and lesson. I love my old neighbors! It’s funny because the man next door always comes over and talks while I’m working in my garden. I can’t wait til I have some tomatoes to share with him!

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  6. christinelaennec
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 16:35:55

    What a lovely story. I made friends with an older lady who lived next to us and although she died 10 years ago I still think of her all the time. I’m sure your neighbour appreciates your tactfulness, amongst other things.

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Jul 23, 2013 @ 20:25:15

      I try to be tactful I don’t want to offend him. I just know he has slowed down now some and accepts help a little more easily 🙂 I am glad you liked the story and it is nice you have the memories of your neighbor 🙂

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  7. now at home mom
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:40:32

    you are an amazing neighbor, you are so lovely! 🙂 wish mine were like you! 🙂

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  8. Judy @ GrandparentsPlus2
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 17:35:24

    This post brought back such wonderful memories of my grandparents’ farm and their neighbors. You are one lucky woman to still have neighbors like this gentleman. Enjoy.

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  9. melodie Davis
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 08:52:24

    This post reminds me of my neighbor Charles … who can no longer garden but he used to just bless us with vegetables and fruits and yes, blackberries. Thanks for the “like” and I love your theme.

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