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Do you know your neighbors? What about the folks who walk their dogs by your house everyday? And the ones who run, walk or stroll by?

I live in a small town, and know most of my neighbors, but lots of folks I don’t know pass by my home everyday.

And I’m hoping to get to know those strangers. Perhaps make a few new friends along the way.

{Have I ever mentioned that I’m an extreme extrovert?}

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to hang out with some of the coolest gals* on the planet at the 2015 Jumping Tandem retreat. I was surrounded by all of these women who have books and love to write and love the Lord and are absolutely amazing. I left the retreat so encouraged and inspired by the women I met there.

While I could write for years on all that I learned through the amazing stories and creative spirits of these women (the ones who love the words and the writing and the encouraging), there was one very tangible thought I left with:

I need to get a turquoise table.

I came home, announced to my hubs that I’d be ordering my picnic table from Lowe’s and we’d be putting it in our front yard.

I have the perfect spot, in the shade of our tree. {See crude drawing below.}


Doesn’t that look nice? I can’t wait.

It’s being dropped off sometime today. I’ll have to paint it, but I am so excited.

If you want to hear a little more about the background, watch my friend Kristin Schell tell how the Turquoise Table became a thing.

And let me know if you are planning on getting one too!

*There was one brave man who came to our retreat. God bless him!

Reader. Writer. Runner. Loser of things. Lover of Grace. Mama to 3 crazy fun boys and wife to an amazing man. PR by day and Social Media by night. You can find her occasionally blogging at www.judydaniell.com.
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8 replies to this post
  1. squeeee!!!! I think you win the award for the first photo shopped rendition of a turquoise table. I’m so excited for you and grateful God connected our extroverted hearts. Can’t wait to see how your story unfolds. Love you, friend!

  2. I JUST walked by your house yesterday – next time I will have to stop and say hi and check out the table – so cool 🙂

  3. Loved this story. While I am not sure a table would like right in my front yard, I do have a front porch. For me, this is a call to sit out there more often. Then to say hello as people walk by. We walk around to visit our close neighbors, but there are probably ones that live within a few blocks that could use a friendly hello.

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