"I make a point of delivering a plant with a card welcoming them to the neighborhood."
Whenever we have had new neighbors move into the neighborhood, my husband and I make a point of delivering a plant with a card welcoming them to the neighborhood. The card contains our first and last names, the members of our household including pets and our phone numbers in case they need to reach us.
Over the years of doing this, we have seen relationships blossom and grow. One recent example is a new neighbor, a young couple, who have lived next door for 2 years. We have gotten to know them and have shared a fire in the backyard a few times. This past month, we were invited to share in her birthday party. She said that she wanted to include her friends, old and new. This blessed us so much. You never know what a simple hello (and a plant) will do.
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