It's always fun (ha ha) finding a good word for X. I did some searching and found the word XENIAL.
It's not a word you use everyday but I found that it has a really good meaning. Xenial means to be hospitable especially to strangers or foreigners.
It's easy to go out of our way to help members of our family if they need help but what about a stranger?
If someone needs help at the grocery reaching an item on the top shelf-do you help? Do you hold doors for strangers? Have you ever randomly helped a stranger with an extra few dollars to meet their tab? I have but not nearly enough!!!!
Here's a good quote I think that expresses the meaning.
I have a before and after project to share with you all today.
I am fortunate enough to still have my childhood bike that my parents bought me in 1957!!! There are just a few things that have survived and this is one and the other is a bride doll that I got for Christmas in 1958.
I have had my bike sitting in one of my gardens for a few years, everyone had suggested leaving it the original but it was rusting so badly.
It took one day to sand (and I mean SAND) all the rust off that I could manage. I bought spray paint in the original colors of my bicycle which were light gray and pink.
Everything is original. The only thing that is new is the tassels I purchased on the internet. The tires are flat but I don't intend to actually ride it.
The seat is in really bad shape so for now I just covered it with pink packing tape.
My bicycle sits in my Wizard of Oz garden and TOTO is sitting in the basket.
I found this little black ironstone Scottie years ago.
This is my bicycle before I did anything to it.
She will winter in the garden shed as to keep it from any further weather damage. I sprayed it with a sealer after painting also.
Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY this week with my letter U word. I have a pet peeve to share and that is throwing back the opposing teams UNWANTED home run hit.
The Chicago Cubs fans are the primary ones who practice this, however other fans from other stadiums have followed suit.
The tradition began in the 1970's when a stage play "bleacher bums" was popular in the Chicago area.
The fans believe that it is cool to throw the ball back onto the field--they believe someone gives you garbage you give it back.
Well I say its disrespectful!!!! Don't you know any kid who would love to have a ball from a MLB team game? Even if you don't want it. Come on you can take the criticism from a few in your section cant you?
Some fans bring "decoy balls"--and after they catch the game ball--they throw back another they brought from home. IT'S STILL DISRESPECTFUL to me.
Here's a pic of a fan from Chicago doing the deed.