What makes a good neighbor?

Having good neighbors can often be a blessing. If you are one of those people that are blessed to have a good neighbor, it is important that you be a good neighbor in return. You can do that by showing them appreciation. You may be wondering, how do you show appreciation to good neighbors? That is what this post is about.

Return favors

If your neighbor looks after your pet while you are away on vacation or helps you around the house, offer to do the same in return.

Thank you notes

Write a thank-you note to neighbors who do something for you to show your gratitude. You can also thank them by baking a batch of cookies or something you know they like and bringing it over to them.


Greet a neighbor whenever you see them, speak politely, and be considerate of them. Do not do things that will disturb them or cause a problem like playing loud music late at night or running the lawnmower in the early hours of the morning.


Inviting a neighbor over for tea or coffee not only shows a neighbor’s appreciation but also is a great way to get to know them and create a friendship.


If a neighbor shares a problem listen to them patiently. Everyone has problems and often just wants someone to sit and listen to them. If they are facing difficulty, stand by and be a source of support.

Just some of the basics! Remember, you never know when you’ll need a good neighbor!

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