Recently Christopher and I realized that we have only met about half our neighbors and only know three of them well. People in our neighborhood are friendly and smile and wave, but in the 3.5 years we’ve lived here, we’ve never taken the time to walk up to each house and introduce ourselves. So we decided to do something about that this week. We made homemade sugar cookies and began delivering them to our neighbors.
The cookie delivery went well! Our neighbors were happily surprised and we enjoyed getting to know them. There was one house that we were a little nervous to walk up to just because we never see the people who live there. We worried that they may not want company. But we carried on and knocked on their door. We had nothing to worry about. Turns out that it is an elderly couple named Al and Dorothy. And Al is in poor health and completely home bound. We talked for a long time and when we gave Dorothy our cell number asking her to please call us if they needed help with anything around the house, she began to tear up. She couldn’t have been more grateful. It was so eye opening and humbling. So today I am thankful for a plate of cookies and how it gave us an excuse to get to know our neighbors a little better.
By the way, check out how cute these cookie cutters are:
The ice apocalypse (as Christopher jokingly calls it) is just now arriving in Memphis. Our power has been on and off all day so I am going to post this very quickly while I still have power, haha! We are both off work today so we have great plans to play board games, read a couple of books, and sit in front of a nice cozy fire.