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When we think of blessings that come our way, do we think only of fame and fortune? Do we stop to think about the little things or the smaller joys? Yesterday I spend the most delightful afternoon with a wonderful new friend I have made on line. Her and her husband shared their time with my hubby and me. I had only met them once before, at my booksigning event in Paris, but immediately I could feel the friendship brewing. It is like we had known each other forever.

The afternoon was filled with laughter, exchanging family stories, and sharing how we both became authors. We talked about our heartaches concerning our health and family ills.

We live so close in miles and have so much in common. I am sure that yesterday was God’s way of blessing both families. I was so much richer getting to know this warm, loving, interesting person and her wonderful husband even more. My hubby is very quiet but he had no problems sharing interests. I was at times wondering when he became such a chatterbox.

Yesterday I was blessed with a closer friendship with these two people. I could hear it in their voices and feel it in their hugs as they arrived and as they left. Thank you God for bringing them into our lives.

Next time you complain about not having been blessed or not having good happen to you STOP and think about the people you have in your life. Even those who just pass through, who have given a little of themselves to make even  a moment of your time enjoyable. Find the good in things you feel have none. There are blessings everywhere, You just need to open your heart, your eyes and your mind. Smell those flowers, feel the wind, stop and look at the stars and listen to someone else you might be their blessing to day.

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  1. Showers of Blessings « Thoughts from the Porch Says:

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  2. Claire Cappetta Says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful and inspiring post!
    I also wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend. Sending hugs your way 🙂


  3. Sandra McLeod Humphrey Says:

    What a beautiful post! That’s how I feel about some of the people I’ve met on the Internet (including you) whom I’ve never met in person–you are all so special!


  4. catnipoflife Says:

    Chris, it is like catnip:
    Observing life at its best, listening to life’s songs, embracing life’s bounties, breathing the breath of life and savoring life to its fullest! Life is filled with many blessings: The breath of life itself is a blessing. Captivating moments are right before our eyes, music to our ears, within our very grasp and under our nose waiting to be enjoyed.

    I can relate to your visit. When Jim and I moved recently from Florida to Georgia, we left 30 years of friendships behind. Yet, since our move here we have established closer relationships in less than two years. The Lord moves us in mysterious ways!


  5. Ronnie Dauber Says:

    This is a very encouraging and inspiring message for all of us. Friendship has far more rewards than anything else in this world, and when we meet people who we can share our thoughts and our values with, it’s truly a blessing from God.


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