Another year in the books!

Another year in the books!

Good Neighbor’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30 each year. Yesterday was the close of our 2019-20 Fiscal Year. What a roller coaster! It will be a few weeks before we are able to get our statistics out – how many households we helped, how much money was...
R. Stamp Donor

R. Stamp Donor

I began my employment with Good Neighbor in July 2018. In the first few days when I had to send a letter, I found two small glassine envelopes with US postage stamps in them. Combining one stamp from each envelope added up to the current first class postage. I placed...
Time is a Beautiful Thing

Time is a Beautiful Thing

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” –  Baltasar Gracian I’ve been thinking at lot about time lately.  Mostly because we’re expanding our hours here at Good Neighbor and I’m trying to make sure I...
Clever, Moving Towards Wise . . .

Clever, Moving Towards Wise . . .

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ―  Rumi If you have been to Good  Neighbor since July 2018, you will have noticed some changes.  We made changes to both our physical spaces and to some of our...
Giving Our Very Best

Giving Our Very Best

Recently, I read a story about a woman, Sarah, who grew up in poverty and uncertainty.  When she was seven years old, her mother packed up a few belongings for herself and Sarah, fleeing from her abusive father to a small town on the west coast.  They had enough money...
Stirring of the Seeds

Stirring of the Seeds

Being a child on a farm, I heard a lot of sayings that I now know can be attributed to generations of depending on the cycles of the seasons for survival. One of the things I heard each February was the seeds were beginning to stir. I imagined the light of the...
New Navigator in the Stream

New Navigator in the Stream

As you walk, you cut open and create that riverbed into which the stream of your descendants shall enter and flow.  ~ Nikos Kazantzakis When I took on the directorship at Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc. (Good Neighbor) in July 2018, I imagined that this was a...