a golden Buddha, a picture of the golden temple, family pictures taken in India.
I felt like I had been transported to another country.
We stayed for an hour, my children playing with her children while she and I visited with each other.
She told me about her three children and how proud she is of their accomplishments.
She told me about her job, and introduced me to her parents.
Then, before I left, she made me promise to return again soon so we could continue our conversation.
I promised, and made good on that promise later that week when we returned to their home for another hour-long visit.
I love the exotic feeling of their home and the genuine kindness that is shown to us while we are there.
Each time we return, it feels like an adventure.
It’s taken us fifteen years to get around to meeting this family, but no matter.
I’ve learned that it’s never too late to reach out and make a connection.
Every day is the perfect day to meet your neighbors and discover what adventure awaits!
Day 19 Challenge: A flyer for an upcoming Community Cultural Event offered our family the perfect excuse to visit our neighbors. Whether you go with an event flyer in hand, or a plate of cookies, or empty-handed, this is a friendly, no-pressure invitation to connect with someone in your neighborhood––to step outside your house, look down your street, and choose a house or two to visit. You never know what adventure awaits.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: How have you been blessed by meeting your neighbors?