So we have awesome neighbors. But we have one good neighbor in particular that is a little too good to us. And we decided last night that we needed to do a little something for him.
He’s one of those neighbors that we will never be able to return the amount of goodness that he has shown to us. He loans us his lawn mower on a weekly basis, as well as his rototiller and truck (as well as many other items) on multiple occasions. He is constantly offering his help whenever he notices we are working to fix something in our home (once again), and he has our little toddler wrapped around his fingers with the fun treats, crackers, and otter pops that he continually gives her. When we first moved in, he told us that he understands what it’s like to be young and poor, and that we are welcome to just walk over to his house and borrow whatever we need, whenever we need it. Of course we try not to abuse his kindness, but the lawn mower especially has been a huge blessing to us since it will probably be some time before we can afford our own. In ways, he’s been an answer to prayer many times as we have tried to stretch our income the best we can, and live off of prayer for everything else.
So thanks Terry, this printable was inspired by you.
For anyone else with a good neighbor, show them your appreciation with this fun printable. You may decide to be sneaky and leave the award anonymously, or you might find it more meaningful to personalize your gift. Just have fun with it! And if you don’t know who to give it to quite yet, pin it and use it later! Or I might even suggest you save yourself a step and print it now so that it’s readily available when the time comes!
We filled a red bucket (from the dollar store) with some fun candy and goodies and taped the award onto cardstock. We then taped the award onto a wood dowel, and slipped it into the bucket! Easy! We had plans to use the rest of our dowels to write fun notes on and stick them into the lawn, but we ran out of time.
Here’s a few pics of our doorbell ditch effort:
Excuse the pajamas, it was past Little One’s bedtime…
We didn’t actually ring the doorbell in fear we couldn’t get back across the street in time. If we had older kids, we would have heart-attacked the yard as well…but there’s no way we could be sneaky enough with this one!
Now it’s your turn! Anyone else have some good neighbors that need the spotlight?
While your compiling your fun gift basket, insert our Pay it Forward Printable, and watch your act of service continue on and on and on!