the traffic guy + link love

Last Tuesday I was on my way back from running errands, and as crossed the street lost in my own thoughts and the hustle bustle of the city, I heard a big loud “Enjoy”. It was the traffic man. Wishing EVERY SINGLE PERSON crossing that street a good day, and telling them to “enjoy”. And it startled me.

It startled me that someone standing out in the cold all day long (not exactly anybody’s dream job) would be so kind to every single person that walked by. I thought about it the entire way home. What he meant with this one single word. “enjoy”. Enjoy what, my evening perhaps? Or my life? Enjoy the people I love? Probably all of it. And when I arrived home that night, it’s like I was looking at things with a different set of eyes. That if someone with so little could wish and see so much good, then why couldn’t we all? It’s amazing how sometimes the most simple of words can have so much power.

And with that, a few links that I loved this week and that you should check out too. Have a great weekend, friends!

TED talks rock my little world – loved every one of these. ❤

Our NYC apartment looks nothing like this….but one can only wish!

I want to be right there. Right now.

So beautiful. So real.

Diary of a mad nesting woman. Still laughing out loud.

If you like to DIY, then you’re going to LOVE this competition!

❤ Psssssssssss – Did you enter our Anthropologie giveaway yet? Hurry hurry, you have until Monday ❤

Oh, and I went to ALT last week – I didn’t write any summary of it, but if you’re interested, here are a few posts I enjoyed: 73 things learned at ALT by And Then We Saved, take aways from ALT by Bunny & Dollyone of my favorite speakers there, up and coming blogs, business card craziness on Creature Comforts, me with Brittany & George Clooney.


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12 Responses to “the traffic guy + link love”
  1. Chloe Moon says:

    Wow, I’m shocked too that the traffic man was so kind…I hope you enjoy your weekend with your kiddos! =) I will try and Enjoy myself too! =)

    • audrey says:

      Next time I cross that street, if he is there, I am going to stop and tell him thanks for making my day.

  2. Claire says:

    What a beautiful story.. just imagine how many people’s lives he must have touched that day! Such a great reminder to enjoy the little things.. :) x

    • audrey says:

      My thoughts exactly. We can all make a difference in making this world a better place, it doesn’t take much. We just have to do it.

  3. These little acts that change our mood… Nice Story

    BTW, I really “Enjoy” your blog.. 😀

  4. Jen says:

    What an awesome traffic guy! This Christmas I saw a little boy gift the traffic guard that helps him cross the street safely on his morning walk to school. They each gave each other a hug. It was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.

    I hope someone returns your traffic guy’s kindness. Even if it’s a “You too!”

    • audrey says:

      That’s such a sweet story. And I so agree with you on the whole returning the favor thing. I think I was so taken aback when he did it that I just didn’t think of what to do. But next time I see him, I definitely and to stop and say thank you.

  5. Lynn says:

    hi Audrey! well 1st of all many thanks for stopping by my space, your blog is so pretty and filled with love!! this photo is a perfect example of that, i can see the sparkle in your eye and it’s very heart warming :) cutest kiddos EVER!!!!

    your traffic man story touched me so much, it is amazing how 1 small act of kindness and consideration can change your whole perspective or just relate to you and keep you mindful of a more positive outlook for the rest of the day. you know my Dad was the one who always did this for me. there’s a story my brother tells about a day he spent with Dad walking around town. Dad was a “waver” and would greet strangers and familiar alike, on this day my bro saw him waving fanatically at someone in a car across the street. but my brothers (younger) eyes noticed something my fathers (older) ones didn’t so he said “Dad, what are you doing?! that guy’s wiping down his windshield, he’s not waiving at you for heavens sake!” baha! kills me every time but again reminds me that life is all about attitude. thanks for brightening mine this morning!

    awesome report about ALT too, i’ve always wanted to go to that! happy Sunday!

    • audrey says:

      haha. your dad makes me laugh too :) But you know, I’m from a small town in France, and I remember growing up, we would say him to people in the street, just a wave, even if we didn’t really know them. Sorta acknowledging them, you know? But you definitely don’t see a lot of that in New York city. People are so busy, on a mission to some place or some thing, texting on their cell….i miss that, greeting strangers.

  6. Lori says:

    Isn’t it amazing how such seemingly small acts can have such a big impact on us? I wish more people would take the time to just be kind to each other.
    Loved the post, and thanks for the fun links!

    • audrey says:

      I wish more people would do it too…including myself. I don’t do it enough. Have a great weekend, Lori!