Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Festive lights, love and name calling

- My neighbor Beth's windows with the tiny white lights left up after Christmas. I quite enjoy seeing her lit up window in the early morning and after dark and hope she keeps them there.

- Her son is a teenager who is blind and autistic and is very, very sweet. I asked about him on Sunday and he was off with his dad. She said not to be surprised if he tells me he loves me next time we meet; it's his new thing. I tell her I think that is something I would welcome.

- Up the street, my annual visit for the car emission testing by the big guy with the Barry White voice. Ramón opens the door for me, says Hello Sugar and sends me inside to wait. He looks surprised and pleased when I thank him by name as I am paying. I vow to do more of that with people in the future.

16 comments:

Fireblossom said...

You always start my day with a smile, Lynn. :-)

desk49 said...

A light shines from a window far
Will okay from next door
And yes I know who they are
It guides me in the morning dark
As I drive, off in my car

Her son smiled and said I love you
Even tho he tells everyone
It makes my heart glow a new
For he is a sweet as can be
So what more can this lady do

Each year I have to get
the old car checked
It’s like a big old pet
We thanked each other
As if we just met

TALON said...

The lights are very welcome in the early darkness...

Awww, that's so sweet about Beth's son...

Jingle said...

lovely words.
a delight to see light while in darkness...

sage said...

We should all be so nice, but we all have a ways to go to catch up with you!

Jannie Funster said...

Hello Sugar!

I heard that sales people who address customers by name, on average make 87% more sales than those who say "hey you!" (Well, I just made that up. :) But it wouldn't surpsise me. I did hear once name calling WAS a factor in higher sales.)

xoxo

Yes, very pretty lights. I hope she leaves them up too!

Mama Zen said...

I like the lights, too.

LL Cool Joe said...

It always make me smile that so many American seem to keep their Christmas lights up for quite a long time after Christmas. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

"Americans"

Lynn said...

FB -

Then my job is done! Thanks FB!

Ellis -

I like that wrap-up poem, and thank you for it!

Talon -

Isn't that sweet? He is a great kid.

Jingle -

I like that little glow in the morning as I leave for work in the darkness.

Sage -

That is a lovely thing to say - thank you.

Jannie -

Yes - I believe that to be true and am trying to do this more often. He was so nonchalantly ringing up my sale and got this biggest smile when I called his name. It was right on his nametag - people must not do that often.

xo

Mama Zen -

I miss the ones on my front door. :)

Joe -

We are quirky that way or maybe must lazy. :)

Lulú said...

You have sweet neighbors, and those lights do look festive and fun any time of year.

As for calling Ramón by name, I think that's sweet. We should all do more of that...especially with guys who sound like Barry White (or Johnny Depp!). ;)

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I enjoyed what you have written today. You sound so content; the tone is lovely.
lg :)

Riot Kitty said...

Haha! I want to meet more people like Ramon!

Lynn said...

Lulu -

I know - and did you see Johnny Depp on the Golden Globe awards? I love to hear him talk, too. :)

lg -

Thank you - I am content, I think.

Riot Kitty -

He certainly has a sexy voice, I'll have to stay.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I finally took down my lights yesterday- half burned out.
At least your young neighbor knows what he likes- your kindness always shines thru.
Passing the sticker thing isin't usually a fun day for me- Nice folks around there.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

We do have nice folks around here. Ever think of moving? I remember you said you have a caterer friend here.