My wife had worked all day. I had worked all day. We had to eat in a hurry so that we could leave for a meeting. There was no time to talk, think about the house, think about the lawn or really do anything for that matter. It was one of those days where we were rushed and wouldn't be able to slow down until almost bed time.
It was one of those days where there just weren't enough hours in the day. It was one of those days where not everything gets done. It was one of those days where you fall into bed, grateful that the day is finally over. It was one of those days where you wish the Lord would return and put an end to the madness.
As we drove home after the meeting I began to think of all of the things that I needed to do around the house. As we drove home after the meeting, I wondered where the day went. I drove up the driveway to find that my grass had been mowed by the neighbor boy. I hadn't asked him to mow it, he did it anyway. I didn't know he was going to mow it but, he did. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting I was reminded of one less thing I had to do. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting, I was reminded of how lucky I am. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting, I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have the neighbors I do. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting I was reminded that I needed to give him some money to reimburse him for his time, gasoline and mower wear and tear.
Grateful, I walked over to see him the next day. I thanked him and gave him some money. Modestly, he took it and told me to have a good day. "Thanks, you too!", I replied. I am very fortunate to have a neighbor who looks out for me. I am very fortunate to have several neighbors who look out for me. We've thought about moving but, somehow we never do. We are spoiled with the neighbors we have. Our fear is that no matter how great the house we may find is, the neighbors will never be as good as the ones we have right now.
I am reminded of an old addage: "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."