Tuesday, March 13, 2007

614


..lovin' this post from the Heather at 614Network

Some tips for showing love in the community:

*smiling at people (who initially may not be smiling at you...)

*a simple nod of the head to a stranger in acknowledgement as you walk past one another

*a wave accompanied by a friendly hello to those sitting on a porch nearby

*introducing yourself first and then inviting them to share their name with you..."Hi, my name is Heather, good to meet you ma'am. What's your name?"

*Remembering the names of those neighbors you've met and the next time you see them, calling them by their name. "Hey Miss Sadie, good to see you. Remember me? We met last week. I'm Heather. How you' doin' today? Need a hand with anything?"

*Stopping to chat a minute on a front porch - if someone is calling to you in the street from their house (a Hey, hello or c'mon up here a minute) don't be be shy! Grab that opportunity to walk right up to them and enter into a conversation...this makes a 'front porch hello' the norm for your next visit, and before you know it, you'll be regularly doin' some "front porch settin' sippin on some sweet tea 'ike it ain't no thang"...

This is the begining anyway...it all flows out of that.


Sometime the simple things really make the most sense.

Thanks Heather!

“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places lost devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” (Isaiah 61:4)

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4 comments:

fernando said...

One of my favourite Robert Frost poems,

A Time to Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

John said...

...just beautiful, Fernando.

Thanks

pete said...

nice... it's sad to think that many folks do not seem to want to acknowledge one another walking down the hallway or street...

a good reminder that kindness, courtesy and cordiality can go a long way in enabling meaningful relationships.

B Dub said...

some good stuff to remind you that it's important to be polite