solc22 #23 simple joys

Living away from our hometown as we remodel our new/old home has kept me from spending as much time with friends as usual. We have been so busy that it wasn’t weighing heavy on my heart. I was keeping in touch with others and not feeling isolated or out of the loop.

But today a special friend met me halfway in a small town neither of us was very familiar with. We planned to visit a gift shop with good reviews and have lunch and time to talk together. The weather was beautiful and it was good to be out and about on this fine spring day.

Truth is I haven’t been shopping for “fun” in quite some time. (Yes, I have shopped for toilets and appliances and all manner of necessary items for our house, but not for something I didn’t need but nevertheless would like to have.)

So I was a little overwhelmed with the “stuff” in the shop, but several things made me smile. And we took their recommendation for a lunch spot that was delicious and welcoming.

I was most grateful for this visit with a friend who took the time to come see me. We shared news of our lives and thoughts on the world and hopes for our families and questions about life.

It was such a wonderful day – relaxed and refreshing. Ah, the simple joys of being with a good friend.

 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment so I can know what is on YOUR mind!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s