Colorful Life

Wednesday was my lucky day!  No, I didn't win the lottery.  Heck, I don't even buy tickets but...

when I walked into the locker room at the gym, there was a woman in there.  We smiled at each other and I said, "Hi, how are you today?"

Her name is Andrea and what a sweetheart!  She and her hubby just learned to kayak (took lessons through LL Bean like I did) and we found we have quite a bit in common so I know we'll be seeing each other on a regular basis.  

When I left the gym, she was still working and sweating hard but I didn't guilt on my part! Although I was happy to have met her,  I was on my way to get a pedicure.  The Pres and I are going to a party Saturday and we have company coming Sunday so I wanted my tootsies to look their part too!

Chatting with the owner of the nail salon, primarily about raising children, I noticed a gentleman walk in.  Acknowledging and greeting him immediatley to take the seat next to me, the owner welcomed him with a huge grin.  As he walked by me, I couldn't help but notice him. Tall, attractive, carrying himself with pride, he joined in our conversation almost immediately.  When the owner smiled, looked up and said to him, "She just began Tai Chi classes" his eyes turned towards me giving me a calm welcoming look.

OMG!  He studied and lived in Japan and China for years and even studied Aikido under Steven Segal, the actor!  He went on to tell me of his practice, which offers a wide array of Eastern "medicine" including Sotai Ho, Acupuncture and Shaitsu to name a few. 

Don't feel bad...I didn't know what half those things were either until I looked them up!  Thank heavens for Google!

Handing me one of his cards, he gave even me a few pointers for Tai Chi referring to the type I was learning emphasizing the benefits.  Before I knew it, it was time for me to leave.  Shaking hands when parting, then exchanging hugs I felt very comfortable.  Then a compliment came from his lips, "I like that color" (pointing to my toes).

Sometimes life can be so colorful!!

Tangerine Glaze

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MadSnapper said…
i like meeting and talking with strangers, and entertain myself in lines at the cash register, in doctor offices, everywhere. almost always find someone who likes to talk. sounds like you found two really good ones in one day.
You are a riot! You will find a new friend any place. Love the toes! Have fun at the party. Can't wait to hear about that. Does it count that I ordered 2 sweaters from L,L. Bean last week?
TexWisGirl said…
you make friends wherever you go. :)
Chatty Crone said…
Sometimes it is sooo amazing who we meet by chance. Have fun at the party - like the tangerine. sandie
have fun with your colorful tootsies!

you never know who you'll meet until you take the time to talk...
Angela said…
You find yourself in the most amazing situations JP! I'm so happy for you. Maybe I should play the lottery and see if I can win! lol
Ann said…
I like how you always manage to meet new people wherever you go.
Ashling said…
What a gift you have for making connections. If life is colorful it's because you're wielding those crayons!
Great to find someone else like ourselves who takes the time to talk to people you've never met before. We do all the time too. It's really true that you never know when you may make a new friend and/or learn something new!

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