I am not a big phone-talker. I think I’d die if I had to wear one of those android-ear, bluetooth things on my head all day!! While I’m all about saving money on my bills, I do pay the few dollars extra that the caller ID feature costs – I don’t have time for telemarketers or 1-800 political calls. And sometimes I have to work up my courage just to call someone about business matters or such – although working in a church/school office for many years sure helped me get over that somewhat.
That said, I do enjoy a phone conversation with a friend or someone in my family (usually!!). And today I had the joy of speaking with someone I haven’t talked to in a while. It was someone I wasn’t particularly close to, more of an acquaintance, and she doesn’t live near me. And I actually CALLED HER … which is something else I don’t often do because for some reason, I have this fear that I am bothering the person I am calling or something like that?! I’d rather write you an email than call you any day if it is to discuss something. Anyway, I just felt impressed to call this person – and I now truly believe it was God putting a little message in my head to do just that.
As this person and I got caught up on each other’s lives and happenings, she shared some things with me that were such an encouragement to me – she told me a little story about something my husband did for her a long time ago that she said she will remember and cherish always. It was a simple act … and yet, to her, it made all the difference.
You know how people say that they hear something at “just the right moment” … well, that was just my right moment! It was exactly what I needed to hear today to not only remind me that I am married to a very good, very kind man … but to remind me that he is being used by God to make a difference! Doing what is right and good is ALWAYS worth while, whether it is noticed or not; but sometimes it is just good to hear it out loud.
Today I am thankful for my husband and for my MANY friends who bless my heart with encouragement and kindness -those who know me best – even the ugly parts – and still love me.