We heard they were moving in.

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I kept walking down to their house to see if they were there.

One time I went with baked goods – but they hadn’t moved in yet.

The next time they were there! With their new little 3-month old baby.

I brought a canning jar full of fresh-picked strawberries from our yard.

Tied a little string around the neck of the jar.

And welcomed them, listened to their story (how they ended up in our neighborhood), and then I reached behind my back and said, “here’s a little something for you.”

Hospitality is sweet, it really is.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or showy, for which I am thankful.

It’s really about the love that we show our neighbors, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to bring a little treat along as well.

If you have had any new neighbors recently move into your neighborhood, did you take them any kind of simple treats?