Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Pleasure Was All Mine
Yesterday was my last day home on Christmas vacation from my job at the school. I had a wonderful day! I drove about 45 minutes away to have lunch with a dear friend in another city. I met Pat about 4 years ago when I worked with her at Indiana Wesleyan University. We hit it off as good friends from the get go and I feel as if I've known her forever. She is full of energy, is a very talented lady, and has a loving and caring, very BIG heart. It was so good to spend some time with her again. Thank you Pat for being that special YOU and my dear friend. Love you to the end and back........
Another sweet friend I met 4 years ago was Shirley. She is Miss Hospitality and knows how to make everyone feel special, loved and welcome. I just love her too!
After my lunch I went to the Christian Bookstore in the city. It's one of my very favorite places to go for some me time. There is a coffee shop inside of the store, along with some very big and comfy leather chairs to lounge in while sitting in front of a fireplace, and scripture and quotes all over the walls. Soft music playing overhead and a blended spiced chai tea in my hand. I brought some thank you cards along and thought this would be a great time to get them written, but picked up a few books to look at first. Before I knew it, 2 hours had passed. I couldn't believe how the time had flown. I guess that is what happens when you are relaxed and getting refreshed. Soon after that I headed back home. I found myself singing, praying and praising God all the way up to my driveway in front of my house.
"My presence will go with you and I will give you rest."
I think God loves it when we take time to slow down a little and just BE. How about you? Have you taken some quiet, non-scheduled time lately to just BE? It's during these times that you can hear God the loudest! Or at least that is how it works for me. Let me know what you do for relaxation and refreshment.
"Everyday, celebrate a personal victory, no matter how small. You must have done something to make yourself proud. Go ahead- SHOUT OUT LOUD!"
From One Blessed Chic,