I love talking to people, but I have a hard time intentionally building a relationship with someone. It's hard for me to reach out to people and not be concerned that they think I'm annoying or overbearing. This doesn't exclude my neighbors. As crazy as it is, I've actually avoided my neighbors because I felt so tongue tied. Which is absolutely not me. For some reason this feels so far out of my comfort zone!
Recently, I've felt really convicted about not being intentional with my neighbors. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to welcome them to the neighborhood! We've always had pretty superficial relationships with our neighbors, we knew their names and could chit chat in passing, but I was excited when I saw this family. They are young and have a little baby. I feel like this could be my perfect opportunity to encourage a young(er) mom!
I decided to put together a small gift basket to give to them with a few things for their new home. I headed to Target with a few ideas of what I wanted to throw in the basket. It only took me a few minutes to find exactly what I was looking for.
I started with this white basket. It's just a plastic decorative basket that's about 7.5 x 7.5.
Here's the finished product....