One advantage of being friendly is meeting people along the way! ( a pretty sky on my way out)
I have never been shy and I remember my sons being embarrassed when they were growing up. They always asked me why I talk to everyone.
It works both ways. I have one of those familiar faces….see what Dear Helen has to say about that HERE…so I have a lot of people talk to me, too.
Today I met the most delightful lady.
We were both shopping at a big department store, and we were both buying watches from the clearance shelf…very similar watches. She asked about having a link taken out and the next thing I know, we are both back in jewelry having links taken out of our $5 watches! lol So we talked. I even said, my name is Diane…and she gasped! She went to school with a girl that looked JUST like ME and had the same name! In SC. Well….I have the same accent but mine is from Arkansas! heehee!
We just kept right on talking and she said she has been told she looks like Reba McIntire…and she DOES! And she told me a funny anecdote about meeting Dolly Parton one time.
So that’s what I wanted to write about today.
Being friendly and having a chance to meet someone that is lovely through and through.
She is a pastor’s wife so I came home and ‘googled’ their church and found this photo.
Now I think I’ll write her an email and tell her I featured her on my blog today!
My day was special all the way around. My best blog buddy, Della and I did some shopping together, too! We tried to talk AND shop! heehee!
UPDATE: My friend and close neighbor, Danielle wrote the most perfect comment,
“Oh I just talk to everybody!!! I always say, if you talk with someone long enough you will always find a 'common thread' that binds you together....and you never now when that 'stranger' just happens to be one of God's earthly angels..sent to brighten your day.”
Do you talk to people when you shop?