The prompt this week is "Neighbor", GO!
I saw the prompt and it was fairly obvious what the "slant" of my post should be. Be a good neighbor, especially in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. It left a path of destruction from TX, through TN (where I live) and even out to the east coast. I've watched much of it on the news and I'm grateful for the help that is pouring in and the "good news" stories.
I didn't feel like I had much to add to that story. But, I am becoming more aware that being a "good neighbor" is something we can do just with a smile or a kind word.
I have seen some writers recently turn to Haiku in some online groups to which I subscribe. In elementary school, I wrote poetry and Haiku. I decided this was a good week to try this form again. I wrote this during lunch yesterday, with this thought in mind: What is a neighbor?
A call to be kind.
Ready to support and help.
Needed in this hour.
How will you be a neighbor to those you encounter this week?
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. This is an exercise in the discipline of writing. Check out the other writers this week!