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January 18, 2011

SAD day today!

Very very sad...
I found out today my neighbour died...I am floored to say the least
I have known my neighbour for 20 years.
Almost half my life really.
 Do you know your neighbours well?

 Do you just smile and wave or do you reach out to them?
 I know often as a Nation we just do the friendly nod G'day
and not really know of any needs our neighbours may have
or pains they suffer. As Queensland is pulling together to help each
other in the time of need.
 I express to you to make sure your neighbour is well...
 maybe a coffee or a ten minute chat can make all the difference
to that persons life...and to ours too.
 I am sad and thinking now how can I make 
a difference to my other neighbours now..
Reach out to them and send some love on them...
a spare minute or two or a chit chat and a coffee.
 Today may be the only chance you get!
 Ask them in for a cuppa and get to know them before its too late..
 Visit HERE and HERE to read some more...
 I did and cried some for my neighbour too
 and cried for the times we won't get to have another coffee. 

Lets all be neighbourly...
We all can make a difference!

 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x

PS... I am having probs with comments atm
 if you cannot comment or it dissappears..
sincere apologies I will fix it soon. x x x



21 comments:

moosestashquilting said...

So true! If we all just took enough time for that coffee occasionally, just think of what this world might be...

Joy McD said...

Sending (((hugs))) your way Dawn... and praying for her family,
lv,
Joy

Valentina said...

Dawn, I am so sad to hear your news. And I wholeheartedly agree...
You are all in my heart and prayers during this tragic and testing time.

Vicki ♥ said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Dawn and neighbours are special people too just like friends :) a good neighbour is hard to find like a good friend :) hugs Vicki xx

Wendy B said...

Oh my God Dawn.....I'm flabbergasted!!! She's been right there with you....it's so sudden!!! I'm crying with you my lovely.....big big (((((hugs))))) wish i could be with you.....and I bet she has 'the' quilt wrapped round her as we speak!..
Love you darling Dawn......know that our hearts are with you now.
XOXOXOXOXO Wendy

The Old Cupboard Door said...

what sad news! I must admit I don't know my neighbors well. We all work and have busy lives, but really that is no excuse! I would love to know my neighbors better; your post has inspired me to do my part in reaching out to them. Thanks.

~willa~

Laura said...

Dear Dawn
So sad to read your post.
You are right we need to reach more to other people and enriched our and their lifes by doing so.
Love and a big Hug
Laura

Linda said...

Hi Dawn
So sad to hear about your neighbor. We had similar experience in Aug. 2009. We know our neighbors well, and Roy and my DH say outside every evening and chatted about everything. One day, he felt ill, and an ambulance came. An hour and a half later, he was gone. Some things just don't make sense. We still miss him, especially my DH.
Blessings, and we'll be praying for you and his family,
Linda

Sheila said...

Your words are so true and we really need to listen to them as none of are promised tomorrow .My sincere sympathy to you and thanks for that reminder to do more for those we love .
hugs Sheila

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Dawn I am so sorry to hear that....one of my closest friends is my neighbour.....my thoughts are with you..

Farmyard Crafts said...

Aww... I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbour. I think it's totally true... people don't have anything to do with their neighbours. I bet we see ours more than people in the city... and my closest neighbours are 10klms away!

Jo in TAS said...

That's very sad news Dawn. I know all my neighbours, some better than others but we all look out for one another. We lost our Royce, 94 years old last year, he and I was so sad. Sad that I wouldn't see his cheery old face anymore, sad that I could no longer hear his stories about his youth and sad that I'd lost my xmas supply of rasberries. His Grandson and family have moved in but they keep to themselves and removed the rasberries :-(
Hugs to you at this sad time
Jo

Robyn said...

It's sad to hear about the loss of your neighbour. We lost one of our neighbours a couple of years ago and it took us a while to get used to the fact that we couldn't just ring her up (next door means a km away around here) and ask how she was or if we could get together for a chat.

Allie said...

Oh sweetie I am so sorry! It's so sad to lose a good neighbor. The house I grew up in, we all knew each other, were all best of friends - it was like having a very, very large family with lots of houses. EVERYBODY gathered in our driveway on summer evenings...I could go to any of them with anything and they would help set me straight.

Sadly, my neighborhood now is completely rentals, the neighbors come and go frequently. I don't know any of them. And really, watching some of the activity from my front window, I'm keeping it that way. How I long for an old-fashioned neighborhood!

Keeping you in my prayers tonight, sweetie.

Melody said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbour. Life is so hectic these days it is easy to overlook your neighbours. A few months ago I discovered the young chap who lives next door to me (and keeps very much to himself) lost his loved wife to breast cancer shortly before he started to rent the house next door. They were both still in their 20's and he has some serious health issues himself. I'd just assumed he was too busy to chat but really he was desperately lonely. It taught me never to assume things about others and I do now touch base with him every couple of days. There is so much sadness and loneliness in the world, we do need to look after each other

Chookyblue...... said...

always sad to lose a neighbour........like Maree I see my neighbours fairly often and they are km's away........we have a big road party coming up soon and it is always a good night.........(the road is about 50kms long)..........

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So sorry to hear about your neighbor - and you're so right. It's easy to get busy with life - and forget that people are the most important. Thanks for the sweet reminder.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I too am sorry to hear about the loss of your neighbour. My thoughts are with you all....Janette

Liz said...

Dawn---sorry to hear about your neighbour. I have only just read your post. This morning we took our neighbour to breakfast with us. This is a little boy who had no social skills when we moved, in as his mum and dad are from another country. I am still working on them but they are generous with their garden produce. I love having a chat with a neighbour.

Wendy said...

Gosh, Dawn, I as so sorry for your loss ... I just lost my very dear neighbor at the end of November. Though I only new her two years, since moving into our house, I wish it would have been a lifetime longer. God bless each of you as you find your peace with this loss.

Sue SA said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. We have wonderful neighbours also and they are so generous and caring. I am sure that your neighbours family will be always grateful in the knowledge you shared cups of tea and life with their loved one, because those small acts of kindness make such a big difference. Happy quilting Sue SA.