Who are the People in Your Neighborhood
The People We Meet Every Day
When my kids were small they enjoyed watching such television programs as Mr Rogers, a wonderful program hosted by Fred Rogers an avuncular fellow who was once a member of America's most elite fighting unit, the Green Berets. They also enjoyed Sesame Street which still remains a popular program for our grand kids and even their paw-paw. These programs were both entertaining and educational and the creators so imaginative and resourceful. Today I was thinking about the episodes in Mr Rogers programs about the people in our neighborhood and couldn't help to relate how significant are the people and relationships we all develop with the people we meet and see each day.
We on hub pages have the opportunity to meet so many in another neighborhood, a community where all who wish can enjoy writing and reading the works of others. I don't think I am in any way different than others who write here. Whether it is to share poetry, a favorite recipe, writing our opinion about social or political issues or sometimes venturing to the frivolous,humorous or otherwise mundane. The vast majority of us will never be widely known or recognized for our efforts. In my opinion, I feel that there are many who write on hub pages who have no higher aspirations and are content to be in the "neighborhood." These are indeed people who we meet each day we publish a new hub and those who who take the time to read and comment become our new neighbors though sometime from far away places..We know we can write freely on any subject we like. The feedback and comments we receive on our writing seem to be reward enough for our effort and any monetary gains from affiliates, though nice are not always the primary source of motivation.
With hub pages we can not only share our work in our neighborhood of writers but we also can even become adventurous by taking our work to another level sharing on venues such as Twitter, Digg, Stumble-on or other social web sites such as the dubious Facebook. I have a Facebook account and share many of the articles that I write with my friends. This is risky to say the least and if a hub happens to cross over into forbidden parameters, the old saying,"sow to the wind and reap a whirl wind" becomes a reality most would rather shun.
In Mr Rogers world of the people in your neighborhood, the people we chance to meet each day, are good people like the Postman, the Milkman, our newspaper carrier, those who collect our garbage and professionals like our dentist, school teachers, the fireman who stand ready to put out any fires in our neighborhood, or our family doctor. They do not entertain agendas but are always smiling promoting a positive image. I think these neighbors are the best.
In your neighborhood, do you consider yourself a good neighbor, one to be trusted and one who encourages others. When we meet those in our neighborhood, they should leave our presence feeling like they are the most important person we have talked to today.