“Just be kind.”
– Billboard on I-85 outside Montgomery, AL
Sometimes we have a way with words, and sometimes words have a way with us. I smile at that billboard every time we take the service road home from Montgomery. 🙂
How about you? Read any neat signs lately? Or maybe books? I’m a few chapters deep in a few different titles and I just finished listening to Make Something Good Today. Y’all it was so good! Erin and Ben (who live in Laurel, MS) are precious, and listening to a little bit each morning was so fun because their accents are as charming and rich as their stories. It’s a memoir about seeking out the good in life, celebrating the gift of friends and family, and prospering within our communities because everything we need to be happy in life is usually right within our grasp.
My cousin is tying the knot near the Lousiana/Texas border in June and we’ll practically pass right by Laurel on our way there. I’ve made up my mind that we absolutely must stop for an overnight visit. Have you ever been? Erin says it’s “easy quiet”. Sounds like a must-sleep to me!
(Central Creativity in Laurel, MS)
And ya know, I’ve been here 16 years this October, but there is still so much South I’d like to explore. Especially if people are going to keep surprising us with signs like that along the way. 😉
Well, y’all. I hate to write and run, but my baby ran full-speed and head-first into a pole at school yesterday and he’s got a gigantic knot that needs icing. He’s going to be fine, but boy did we have a stressful afternoon yesterday. The doctor said it will take at least three weeks for the swelling to go down, but we’re just so relieved his skull wasn’t fractured. And that reminds me, I share that news because this feels like that kind of space, and I’ve been meaning thank you for taking the time to visit me here. I’ve been publishing posts for nearly 11 years, and whether we’ve chatted through comments or you’ve just quietly read before you moved along with your day, I hope you feel welcome and I’m so grateful to get to connect with you in this way!