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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Word of Inspiration: When Possible, Make Friends, Not Enemies

"Do not devise evil against your neighbor, for he dwells by you for safety's sake." (Proverbs 3:29)

Your neighbor could be the people that live next door, the person in the cube or office beside you, or if you're a business owner, the business next door. Neighbors can be friends or enemies. Don't complain about their annoying habits, instead find something positive and compliment them. Offer to do little favors for them. Make an effort to say "hi" and wave. If you win them over as friends, they will look out for your interest if they see something strange or unusual at your place while you're gone. They will team up with you to fight against neighborhood crime and other things that matter in your area. When possible, make friends, not enemies of your neighbors.