There are so many ways that we can engage with and support our neighbours in a way that is beneficial to all of us. It just takes a little time and care to reach out to others.
Today was an example. At about 7am I noticed that there was a lot of traffic (all heading east) travelling along our little country lane. Although it is a 2-way road it is barely wide enough for vehicles to pass in some places. Apparently there was road works on the main road and the east-bound traffic was being diverted. My concern was the school bus which travels west (towards Maleny) at just after 8am. I rang the bus company and ended up speaking to the driver. He was unaware of the situation and as a result of my call he revised his route and was able to come eastbound and pick up a student at the bus shelter which is right beside our driveway. I was out by the footpath speaking with the child’s mother when the bus pulled up and Tim (driver) thanked me profusely as he had already done on the telephone. I didn’t think that this was anything extraordinary – just looking out for the welfare of our community.
See what you can do to help in your community. There are opportunities galore and I would love to hear them.