When you walk into a room, what can you learn about the occupant? I decided to be an observer in my own home. On the coffee table there are library books. From the titles, a child in the second or third grade could be the reader. This is evidence that our grandchildren were visiting.
Near the books is a green plant in a yellow planter. I like to have something living as part of the decor. CDs featuring Christian recording artists are sitting near a CD player. Music is very important to me for worship.
Looking at the walls, one can see some African American art. There is one showing four little ballerinas lining up to begin a recital. Aother large painting hangs above the staircase. A grandfather is showing his little grandson how to play a banjo.
On another wall is a plaque with a quote about friendship. As I think about it, there is a friendship quote of some kind in three rooms. Friendship is very important to me.
There is a large picture window. I love having the curtains open so the sunlight can stream in throughout the day. Since our street has only one way in and one way out, there isn't alot of traffic. This makes for a very quiet day.
As I wind down my observations, I ask you to become an observer in one of your rooms. What did you learn?