When was the last time you thanked your favorite neighbors for all they do for you? My neighbors help ferry my children to school every weekday. They check out creepy bumps and lights on dark nights. They recommend plumbers, electricians, gardeners and plumbers. Their teenagers babysit for us. All of our children always have playmates around and at least one parent on duty for emergencies.
My inner sprite surfaced on a wave of gratitude this morning. Roses, azaleas and gardenias have lit up my May garden. It became impossible not to share this bounty today. Ignoring my out of kilter kitchen, I gave myself permission to compose bouquets with abandon. Then I left them with little neighbor love notes on every doorstep. I didn’t care what came back from them, if anything. It brought me so much joy to share my gratitude.