Last week, my next door neighbor passed away.  He was retired, and passed many hours sitting in a chair in his front yard, greeting everyone and keeping an eye on things.  We referred to him as the “neighborhood watch.”

My neighbor across the street summed it up best when she said that what she will miss most about Lloyd is him calling to tell her that she forgot to close her garage door at night.  Lloyd created that sense of community; he showed that someone was looking out for you, and that you were not alone.

Lloyd helped out his neighbors in ways large and small, but, once again, it was the little things that matter the most.  

Keep in mind that you don’t need to do extravagant things to have an impact.  It is enough to acknowledge other people and show that they matter.  Take a moment to be a good neighbor today.

— beth triplett

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