“Won’t you be my neighbor?” was a question Frederick McFeely Rogers asked on every single one of his 895 television episodes of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” It was so pure and acknowledged the joy of connecting and befriending those in our community. But, today is a little different. Life is faster. Electric garage door openers allow us pull out and pull into our homes without seeing a single person. And, kids aren’t playing out in the street quite the same… they are playing video games inside instead. But, in the spirit of Mr. Rogers, this week, we want you to KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR. Sure, maybe it is people living next to you, but we have neighbors all around us. Maybe it is your colleague in the cubicle next to you or a classmate sitting at their nearby desk. Heck, even in an elevator, someone is your neighbor… if even for a few moments. So, stop looking the other direction and start engaging and connecting. People matter. And that starts with the ones right next door. Neighbors matter.
“Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.”