Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's Blessing

Today for lunch, I had to make a trip to the Credit Union. No big deal; it's probably only a mile from the building I spent the rest of my day in. I bundled up for the weather, walked out to my car, realized I forgot my keys, walked back to the building, grabbed my keys, and made the trip out to my car again. I stayed home sick from work Monday and Tuesday. So by this time, I'm hacking up a storm.

I listen to Christmas music for the short trip, do my business at the CU, and head back to work. Really, just a blip in my day...until I returned to my building.

I get out of the car and hardly make two steps towards the building and I get honked at. I wasn't in harm's way or anything like that. My friend Jerry just wanted to say hi. So, I stand in the parking lot with a smile and wait for Jerry to catch up to me.

I love Jerry. He's one of those big ol' teddy bear kind of guys, always there with a hug. He's kind and warm and so giving.

As he's getting out of his car, he announces to the parking lot that he is so blessed because he gets to see his dear friend,! I know I'm not the only person that gets this reaction from Jerry. But I have to tell you, I love it! I feel so loved. Jerry just has this way of making me feel like I'm the most important person on the planet at that very moment.

I want to develop that skill. I want to be able to lift someone up so high, with just a smile, a kind word, or a hug...just like Jerry does. I want others to know how much of a blessing they are in MY world!

Thanks, Jerry for today's blessing!