26 episodes

Hello Good Neighbor!
We are embarking upon a journey, that considers what it means, to be neighborly.

Each time we meet, we'll explore various facets of our lives, of those around us and the world we live in. Through short stories that capture vignettes of life, we'll learn how our thoughts, words, and actions impact the moments we live in and those on the horizon.
Life has its challenges, and we will look to how we may conquer them and grow.
Through it all, my desire is that this show be good for your soul and may you always endeavor to be a "Good Neighbor", offering blessings of hope and goodwill to all.

Hello Good Neighbor Tony Slabaugh

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Hello Good Neighbor!
We are embarking upon a journey, that considers what it means, to be neighborly.

Each time we meet, we'll explore various facets of our lives, of those around us and the world we live in. Through short stories that capture vignettes of life, we'll learn how our thoughts, words, and actions impact the moments we live in and those on the horizon.
Life has its challenges, and we will look to how we may conquer them and grow.
Through it all, my desire is that this show be good for your soul and may you always endeavor to be a "Good Neighbor", offering blessings of hope and goodwill to all.

    26 | Hope of Things to Come

    26 | Hope of Things to Come

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    I'm still hearing and reading about how others define the concept of Hope. So much so, that I wanted to continue exploring the topic in this episode, following up on episode 25, The Strategy of Hope.
    I believe that Hope is very powerful. I believe that it elicits us to action with anticipation of fulfillment. It is based on something real, something tangible, and obtainable.
    Join me on this episode and consider the Hopes you have, and how they may be achieved.
    Tony Slabaugh

    • 6 min
    25 | The Strategy of Hope

    25 | The Strategy of Hope

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    I once had an individual end a conversation and take a few steps away, then turn around and state that he did not like the word, "Hope". Within the context of the conversation, he really was pressing for an answer, one that I could not give for that department. I was not the right person and more information was needed. We had a plan though. We would follow up and attempt to assist him with his problem, one I hoped (and expected) we could address.
    How do you respond to the word hope? What does hope bring to mind when you think about it? 
    Recently I have heard several thought leaders make statements that surround the concept of hope not being a strategy. I decided to look into it from a biblical perspective and compare scripture's description of hope with that of these leaders and look at the textbook definitions for hope.
    If you've enjoyed the episode, will you consider sharing it with others? We appreciate your support, online reviews, and honest feedback. Email me at:
    mystory@hellogoodneighbor.com
    As always, my hope is that the messages here at Hello Good Neighbor be good for your soul.
    Tony

    • 5 min
    24 | Look around a bit

    24 | Look around a bit

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    Last week I mentioned a recent vacation of ours and as with any vacation, we often take pictures to preserve a moment in time. We make memories both on and off of the trails of life, so in this episode, I share a few recent moments that were captured in my mind and maybe on film.
    If this is your first listen, thank you for visiting our neighborhood. Here we explore life through the lens of a scripture verse that simply says "you shall love your neighbor as yourself". 
    This worldview permeates our content as we explore "all things neighborly". If you like our content, we love to hear from you and enjoy reading your reviews when available on the platform you choose.
    In this episode, I share a moment at our farm, while I was away, and yet, my wife Aine was able to capture something rare and beautiful, "fireflies in the lavender at dusk".
    https://youtu.be/YrUVls1tZPQ
    The link will take you to our farm channel on YouTube, or you may check it out as one of our Facebook posts @ IntheNookFarm.
     

    • 8 min
    23 | Life on the Farm

    23 | Life on the Farm

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    It has been a very busy time of year for us. We are active here at our small farm and recently returned from a much-anticipated family vacation.
    As I continue to move through this world, I find that the concepts explored here on Hello Good Neighbor also need to incorporate more of what we as a household do. It's how we live, our worldview that defines us, and with that, I wanted to share a snapshot of life here and how we are continuing to grow our farm in order to serve our family and others.
    It's larger than any one episode will explore, and so with that, I expect that I will be sharing more about how we are experiencing "all things neighborly". I'll record my musings as before, and will continue to seek out guests that serve in neighborly ways. 
    We believe that the view of the neighborhood is much more than has been explored, and yet, it begins here with us, and I'd like to share more with you.
    After listening to this or other episodes, please kindly leave us a review over at Apple Podcasts or on the platform of your choice where reviewing is available. I read each one and appreciate hearing from you. 
    You may also reach out to me through our Facebook group by the same name (Hello Good Neighbor) or by sending an email to: 
    mystory@hellogoodneighbor.com. 
    We'd love to hear from you!
    Thank you for listening,
    Tony Slabaugh 

    • 9 min
    22 | conTEXT

    22 | conTEXT

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    Over the years I've had exchanges in the text world that have been short and sweet, long and foreboding, and sometimes simply messed up. 
    We all have fallen prey to the speed at which we can use this medium of communication, in the realm of incorrect punctuation, autocorrect, and even losing context for what we are attempting to say.
    It's hard enough when we have face-to-face conversations where we are misunderstood or flubber in our words but when we text, oh my goodness the floodgates are open to interpretation. 
    Has this ever happened to you? What you meant to say comes off as odd or malicious? Have you received texts that use simple words and yet they could be taken for better or worse in understanding? I know that I have been on both sides of this and I tend to write in full sentences. How awkward to use actual sentence structure and still come across as being mean or out of touch when in reality, the context is missing. We aren't there. We do not have the body language or visual connection that affords us the opportunity to say what is wrong or avoid a delay in response from the recipient.
    There are times that in-person conversations fall into the "deer in the headlights" category, but with texting, that awkward pause or lack of follow up from the other side is odd, offensive, and sometimes sets us up for a whirlwind of emotions when the conversation does not appear to have closure. Worse yet, when you hit reply or send and have not checked what your words are showing up as, your fingers and voice assistant are to blame.
    Or are they?
    Today I muse on the subject of texting and how we can better use this form of communication. It's still new to many and we don't see the old social norms of follow-up and clarification terms when we are in the midst of texting. We can change that. We can do better by ourselves and by our neighbors.
    I'd love to hear your feedback on this and other episodes. Please send your thoughts to mystory@hellogoodneighbor.com or join the conversation in our Facebook Group, Hello Good Neighbor. You can also leave reviews on Google or over at the Apple Podcast platform. We'd love to hear from you.
    Thank you for listening and please share this or other episodes you enjoy with your neighbors (anyone you meet).
    Tony Slabaugh

    • 14 min
    21 | Sight for Sore Eyes

    21 | Sight for Sore Eyes

    Hello Good Neighbor,
    Have you ever heard the phrase regarding not seeing the forest for the trees? Sometimes we are so close to a situation, thought process, task, etc. that we simply are not able to see what is right there in front of us. We need clarity, and when we receive it, the result can be a sight for sore eyes.
    This episode explores this concept and provides several options for how to get unstuck, to receive clarity, so that we are able to move forward for ourselves and in service to others.
    I hope you enjoy the topic and consider sharing it with those who are interested in such things. It's about life, about relationships, about building something new and serving others in a greater way.
    It's about... "all things neighborly".
    Thank you for listening,
    Tony Slabaugh

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Barry Karch ,

A Great Dose of Positivity!

This podcast is such a breath of fresh air. I like to start my day with these inspiring thoughts. These are the good old days. You’ll learn to appreciate everyone and all your blessings. I love Tony’s kind, gentle approach. This is a special show!

ParadisePecan ,

Spreading Love 💕💓

Tony is spreading messages of love and community through the Hello Good Neighbor podcast 🙏🏾 These are the messages we need today, I look forward to a world where we focus on community and serving each other. Thank you Tony for uplifting others through this important topic. ✨

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Refreshing

I know it's been used on other customer reviews but "refreshing" is what this podcast is. The host Tony, and his guests, bring a whole lot of human positivity to his episodes.