In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
For whatever reason this week, I’ve not felt my usual chipper self. No reason, just a little blue and believe me when I tell you there’s seldom reason for me to feel down. Still, there are days when a smile is hard to come by and the heart feels a little heavy. It’s times such as these when often the unexpected occurs and rekindles my inner spirit.
This morning, for example, the first email I read was from a long time friend whose joyful spirit is itself a gift. Today, for whatever reason, she sent a message filled with kind words of appreciation, the kind that cause tears to flow and which I did nothing to earn. How did she know that on this day her thoughtful kindness would mean so much?
Later, a woman who is a casual acquaintance I’ve not seen for years pulled into my driveway. I happened to be getting out of my car and turned to see who was in the unfamiliar vehicle. What a surprise to see her face! She hadn’t stopped to visit but to snap a photo of the beautiful azaleas blooming along the side yard. She explained the coincidence by saying that God must have brought her to that spot at that moment so that we might reconnect and be reminded of the value of people who pass through our lives.
Is there a greater gift than unsolicited expressions of friendship? Certainly, they lifted my spirit and reminded me that I need often to offer the same. Maybe those expressions will make a difference in someone else’s day.
Today I will start by telling each one of you who take the time to muddle through my musings how very grateful I am. Many of you regularly brighten my day with your posts or your visits here. Thank you.
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