She Made My Day 😃🌼🌸

She was delightful and she made my day! It was the cute outfit with those big ole, early 70’s, bright flowers that first caught my attention. I was waiting behind her and complimented her outfit. We chatted briefly while waiting at the eye doctors’ office. After wishing her a nice day she cheerfully responded with “you too!”. She was 4 years old and those 2 happy words blessed my day! I mean really, how many 4 year olds respond cheerfully with “you too!” to anybody, much less a person in line at the eye doctor?

Here in much Alabama we talk to almost everyone while waiting in lines. At the grocery store, conversations can begin with inquiries about a particular item or brand and lead to who you mutually know and are kin to (now I know that’s not the best grammar but that’s often how we word it 😉 here). It really is a great way to pass the time.

Over the years I’ve learned that one of the hardest things about dealing with health issues is the social isolation. When cooped up sick I rely on the Lord a lot to fill that empty hole from little to no social interaction. The pandemic made this isolation even harder. I found myself wishing not only to see my family and friends but also wishing to just go out and shop for basic supplies like paper towels! (And yes, being able to shop for paper towels Is a Blessing!) My doctor put me on house arrest pretty much until I was vaccinated. Many of you know and deal with similar feelings.

But there were some great blessings that developed during what I call “the covid quarantine”… livestream services (thank you Lord!!!), porch visits, live online Bible studies with folks thousands of miles away, delivery services, FaceTime shopping with my hubby while he was at the grocery store (I’m sure we are not the only ones to learn that skill 😄), an even greater appreciation for my family and friends and now, while I’m still careful but able to be out a little more, the pure joy in delightful conversations with 4 year olds. 😊

Dear Lord, in the midst of it all we really are never alone for You are always with us. Please help us to take joy in even the seemingly small things in life like delightful conversations with cheerful 4 year olds.

May God bless you,


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