This post is brought to you by the Fred Rogers Company and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
When I was little I did not miss an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I loved watching because I felt like Mister Rogers was talking directly to me. I would sing the theme song with him each and every time the program started. I can hear him singing it now. “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? … Won’t you be my neighbor?” (Hear him singing it at PBS Kids) Mister Rogers had a way of making you feel special and an important neighbor.
That is an important legacy of Mister Rogers. His daily reminders telling us that we’re all neighbors, and that the unsung heroes of the world are the neighbors who help each other. That’s why The Fred Rogers Company has launched a wonderful new website that celebrates neighbors at wontyoubemyneighbor.org. It is a place where we can all go to share stories of the beautiful things neighbors do. Tweet, Instagram, or share on Facebook using the hashtag #BeMyNeigbhor with a your story about being a neighbor, and your story will be shared on the site, inspiring others to do neighborly acts of their own!
To help get you started, I thought I would share 10 Random Acts of Neighborliness.
10 Random Acts of Neighborliness
- Give a big smile to someone walking by.
- Hold the door open for a mom that has her hands full with kids and diaper bags.
- Shovel your neighbors sidewalk or cut their grass.
- Donate to your local food pantry. Three Square is one of my favorites here in Vegas.
- Help an elderly couple carry their grocery bags to their car.
- Make dinner for a neighbor you know is under the weather.
- Send a handwritten note to someone you have not talked to in awhile.
- Volunteer at your child’s school.
- Pay for the persons coffee behind you in line.
- Bake a pie for the neighbors who just moved in next door.
Mister Rogers began each program by asking viewers to be his neighbors. Now, we’re asking you to do the same! wontyoubemyneighbor.org
Share your own #BeMyNeighbor stories today.
How has a neighbor helped you?