Monday, June 16, 2008

Blessings!!!

Hello my friends!! I hope you all had a great Sunday. We went to church and then celebrated Father's Day at our favorite BBQ place. How did you all celebrate Father's Day???? I would love to hear about it!

Yesterday a friend of mine said she had a surprise for me, I thought "hmmn a surprise????" It's not my birthday, it's not Christmas....

After church she pleasantly greeted me with this beautiful gift bag, a smile and hug and then we parted ways. I have been going through a bit of a transition in my schedule and have been in a quiet place lately, seeking direction from the Lord. I have not been very active on my blog and a little unsure of where the Lord is taking me. Being the emotional person that I am I have been experiencing a rush of different feelings. Sometimes a little hug or an encouraging word from a friend can make all the difference. Well the Lord allowed a conversation to take place in which I could share my heart and all of the confusing emotions that have been flooding my heart. I love how when you least expect it, the Lord sets up a divine appointment. To me that was such a blessing. I love the gift of friendship and the way the Lord can bring comfort and healing through those friendships.

So as if this wasn't enough of a blessing, I open the gift bag given to me from my friend and out pops 4 BELLA'S!!!! I took a second look, because I don't actually own any. Yep, they were Bella's!!! I couldn't believe it. Now I get excited over a new pencil, so imagine my retardedness over 4 Bella stamps. WOW! What can I say, I was speechless.

Ya see, the thing that blessed me the most was the fact that my friend knew me! There's nothing sweeter than feeling loved and cared for and that is how I felt when I opened that surprise.

It takes time to know someone and to know the little stupid things that really don't mean anything yet can mean everything. God is so good to allow us to enjoy the little things in life but the gift of friendship is precious and priceless. It takes work, time and interest to truly care for someone and I pray that you all have someone in your life that's worth that investment. I encourage you all to take the time to know someone and to bless someone today. Just a smile, a hug, a handmade card, a lunch date, an encouraging word ..... this just might be what someone needs. See how you can bless someone today, you'll be blessed that you did!!!!



Thanks Becca! I love you stupid head!!!!!!! (trust me y'all she likes it when I call her that don't ya?)


Smiles and Hugs,

Melanie

5 comments:

Hilmarose said...

thank you for sharing this... very sweet and needed!

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing with us, I was truly touched!!! And how awesome that your friend knew you so well and now you have 4 bellas to play with!!! Awesome!!! :D

Sheila said...
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Sheila said...

isn't it wonderful to have good friends like that? an old local expression here is "you don't get many of them to the pound!" which basically just means they are few and far between : )

tracey said...

aww so lovely xx
tracey
xx