Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what arethe qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in youranswer.

  If you have a good neighbor, you are a lucky person. You havesomeone who cares about your needs and your property, who is helpful in thelittle day-to-day situations that come up, and who is supportive in times ofcrisis.

  A good neighbor is someone who, for instance, understands that yourchildren may occasionally run across his lawn, even though you tell them notto. He'll realize that children can be careless about things like that, and hewon't make a big fuss about it unless it becomes regular thing. In the samevein, he knows that you'll understand if some of the trash from his trash cansblows across into your yard. IN other words, he is sensitive to the unintentionalthings that can happen. He doesn't make a big deal about them.

  A good neighbor is also respectful of your property. For example,she asks your permission before doing anything that interferes with what'syours. This means she wouldn't plant a huge tree in between your houses withoutasking how you feel about it. If she wanted to put up a fence, she would letyou know first. She might work with you to decide where it should be placed.Maybe the two of you would even split the cost.

  A good neighbor would lend you some milk if you ran out . She'd giveyou a ride to work if your car was broken, and let your children stay at herhouse in the evening if you got stuck working overtime. You would do the samefor her. Both of you would help make the other's life easier.

  When something really awful happens to you, like a death in thefamily, a good neighbor will volunteer to help in any way he can. This couldmean something small, like making some casseroles to put in your freezer tofeed vesting relatives, Or it could mean something big, like helping you getthrough the sadness of the funeral.

  I think only someone who has experienced a bad neighbor can reallyappreciate a good one! A good neighbor can be a good friend. He or she can makeall the difference in the world to your life.

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