Take the Opportunity: Help a Neighbour

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s – by Richard Whately

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By Stuart Young

It’s a bit of a coincidence that this guide has popped up this morn- ing as I’ve already had one of my neighbours come around today. She was collecting her spare key as we were looking after her cat and rabbit whilst she was away. In our doorstep conversation she men- tioned she didn’t get a job she had recently applied for and was now in a quandary as to what direction to next take. I mentioned I had some pertinent information that might help her clear her mind and that I’d send it to her via email.

That’s my next task once I have finished writing here.

You might find that the opportunity to help one of your own neigh- bours needs to be orchestrated somewhat rather than it have fall in your lap. I urge you to consider it, there might be an elderly or injured neighbour that needs some shopping or their grass cut. Someone might need a lift to the doctor’s urgently, or even as in my case someone to look after their pet for a couple of days. Extend your hand, put yourself out and help. This is how communities are built and friends made.

Take the oppotunity. Help a neighbor today!



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Editor’s Note: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He aims to provide a “set of 365 practical little guides which WILL change your life if you commit to implementing as many as possible.” He is also completing his book about changing your life one day at a time. You can check his thoughts here.