What an unexpected surprise.
Last night we danced to this song:
please click and play while you read this post…
Do you remember this song?
It happened because we finally said “Yes” to a invitation by our next door neighbors.
In the last several weeks, we’ve waved and had brief conversations with Jeff and Maria, enough to know they were warm, outgoing people. But we’ve always declined their casual invitations to join their gatherings because the timing has been bad, we’ve literally been in the middle of some form of unpacking and cleaning.
But last night they were celebrating their daughter Jessie’s graduation from cosmetology school and invited us over.
We walked into the house with a bouquet of hot pink flowers and a small gift and were immediately welcomed with a warm hugs and friendly introductions and the best dance music playing in the background.
Jessie is a vivacious, beautiful 19 year old and she introduced me to her girl friends who were utterly adorable in their chic summer dresses. Her best friend hugged me and said, “I’m always here, so I’ve adopted you guys as my new neighbors too.”
And we were dazzled by these kids, their daughter and son and their 19 to 22 year old friends—who were out there dancing in a circle that included a 91 year old Grandpa.
How could we resist?
Drinks were flowing and everyone welcomed each of us
-Jim, Patrick and me- with their down to earth friendliness.
Honestly, we knew they were nice…but who would’ve thought
… we would have been in a brightly lit garage laughing and dancing to loud music on a random Thursday night?
What a lesson.
Sometimes, you just have to say “Yes” to a spontaneous question ..
…and see what happens.
Can you relate?
Happy 10th Day of October!