The Good and the Bad of It

We have been busy getting settled into the new house. We have had neighbors come and visit - introducing themselves and giving us plates of goodies to welcome us to the neighborhood. (I have never had someone come and welcome me to a new house with treats and goodies - it really does feel like Mayberry!!)

It seems that people somehow remember our Zak. They will all say hi to us - but they will say, "Hi, Zak" to him. I guess he has a personality that is hard to forget. Some days that is good - others it is bad. Zak also seems to enjoy getting to know new people - and there is not a person in this world with which he is afraid to talk.

The other day, he was playing outside in the yard when the neighbor next door got home from work. Now, this man is defiantly a blue collar worker and comes home looking like he has done a week's worth of work in just one day- and has the grease, grim and dirt to prove it!

He got out of his "worker truck", as Zak so adequately named it and said a friendly hello to Zak. Zak sat quiet for once just looking at him - then asked, "Are you a good guy, or a bad guy - I can't tell?"

I was thankful that the neighbor laughed and said happily - "I'm a good guy Zak!" To which Zak said whole hearty, "I thought so, I just couldn't tell for sure."

I wish in the every day really life world it was that easy to tell the good from the bad. Yet, I am thankful that God has allowed me to watch over him and keep him safe and innocent from the evils of the world around him. I am also thankful that our neighbor is a 'good guy' - with a hearty laugh that is contagious and uplifting.

Trust you are having a good day. Thanks so much for stopping by - I am so glad you did.




Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

It sounds like a delightful neighborhood...I'm so happy for you. :)

A Note From Theresa said...

Very good post! I'm happy Zak can make friends easy.

~~Deby said...

oh to be more like Zak....that was sweet Martie.