Wednesday Words of Wisdom

24 Oct

Too many people talk the talk, but very few actually walk the walk…practice what you preach; Action speaks louder than words.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of making a new friend. Yes, I was talking to strangers again. I don’t just write about it, I actually practice what I preach. I was at Snug on the Square for a quick lunch and saw a lady sitting by herself. I walked over and asked, “Mind if I join you?” She smiled and said, “Sure, sit down. I was just about to leave, but that’s ok.” Well, we talked for about half an hour and I found out a lot about this lovely lady. She moved to McKinney to be closer to her family and grandchildren after losing her husband to a long illness. We shared some stories and I reached over and touched her hand and said, “Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if everyone took a little time to meet and touch a stranger’s life every now and then.” She agreed.

Miss Barbara says she likes to walk around the Square in McKinney to shop or get some lunch when she has nothing to do. Hey, me too. Already we have a lot in common.


Let me know if you talk to a stranger and make a new friend, even if just for a few moments. You never know, it might be for a lifetime.

6 Responses to “Wednesday Words of Wisdom”

  1. KidazzleInk October 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    And isn’t that quote so true. I admire you for going up to these people. I don’t think I could do it though. Good on you.

    • Toni October 25, 2013 at 4:34 am #

      It really is an amazing feeling. I told a couple people about this tonight. One was a neighbor and another a stranger. I touched her hand too and said, “See, isn’t that a nice feeling?” Making friends, one stranger at a time.

  2. KidazzleInk October 26, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Hi there Toni,
    I’ve done it again! I’ve nominated you for a WordPress Family Award. I hope you don’t mind. I’ll be posting my own award blog with your nomination early this evening. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and let you know you ARE like WordPress family to me. I just love your posts. As always I know it can take considerable time and effort to keep our blogs going. Thanks for putting in the time so we can all enjoy it.
    KidazzleInk – Michelle Davies-Stuhmcke –
    You can find more information about the WordPress Family Awards Here on Shaun’s WordPress Site at this address: Shaun @

    • Toni October 26, 2013 at 3:57 am #

      I genuinely appreciate this. I’m still a little unsure of how these awards work and the process. I just enjoy writing and sharing and reading so many interesting posts from fellow writers. Thank you again! I enjoy your posts very much! also.

      • KidazzleInk October 26, 2013 at 4:05 am #

        I’m so glad you like receiving them. You deserve them. Shaun has a page of information about the awards. Have a look at that. Basically you just create a post the same as I have and put links to all of the people you wish to nominate on it. It’s also nice to link back to the person that has nominated you and also to the person that created the award if you happen to know who they are. Then you can display the award on your sidebar or even just have a separate page for the pictures of your awards. Good luck and thanks for all of your wonderful posts.

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