Deep thoughts swirl around inside my head sometimes. Not today.
A house on our block had a party last night. A very loud party that started at 6pm. To be honest, it could have just been one person yelling into a microphone while playing loud music in the background. It’s the only sound I heard from three doors down.
We’re not the type to call the police. It was the first day of October, a beautiful night and a neighbor must have had a little too much to drink. He started around 6pm, so the likelihood that he’d still be going strong by my bedtime was low. No harm done.
11pm rolled around and he was still “singing.” There are people in the neighborhood that do call the police, so after a couple of visits from the boys in blue, it didn’t last long after that.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how people express themselves lately. I recently learned that one of my best friends likes country-style decor (my husband calls it “Hick-shui”). I love her, so we’ll probably make it through this devastating realization.
Her house doesn’t even look “country,” so I was baffled. We’ve been friends for over eight years! She assured me the cornflower-blue items and dried flower decorations/wreaths were safely packed away in boxes.
Of all the ways people can choose to express themselves (clothing, art, etc.), words are resting close to the bottom of my list. (Perhaps a strange thing to say when I speak and write words so frequently).
My favorite way people express themselves has very little to do with words. Those seem to be a dime a dozen lately, often ringing hollow. But actions- those are apples of gold. The little jewels in life that make a difference.
I celebrated the beginning of October with some of those little beauties…actions. It just might be a good month. Something worth celebrating.
Maybe my neighbor will let me borrow that microphone.
“It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” -Honore de Balzac
“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 29:20