20 thoughts on being a good neighbour

Kaylene and Simon Reeves, our team leaders in Norlane, Geelong, have come up with twenty thoughts about what it means to be a good neighbour:

- a good neighbour asks why their neighbour doesn't have a home
- a good neighbour invites a stranger over for dinner, and they leave as friends 
- a good neighbour seeks to befriend the one who is despised by others on the street
- a good neighbour has an open door and an open heart
- a good neighbour lends without expecting to be paid back
- a good neighbour takes down their tall fences to share lives and lawn mowers
- a good neighbour takes the strangeness out of stranger 
- a good neighbour chooses to support their neighbourhood by buying local and supporting small business
- a good global neighbour learns what is ethical to buy and what is not
- a good neighbour stands up and speaks for the one child that is being killed in Gaza every hour
- a good neighbour is, even if others aren't 
- a good neighbour welcomes those seeking refuge from harm
- a good neighbour welcomes the boats 
- a good neighbour chooses to walk or take the bus
- a good neighbour works with others to reduce their neighbourhood's carbon footprint 
- a good neighbour questions why some have more and some have less
- a good neighbour asks why we don't share our stuff 
- a good neighbour plants trees
- a good neighbour turns their neighbourhood into a community 
- a good neighbour acknowledges the indigenous owners of the land