That was on my Facebook status one day. “Meet me at 2:10 p.m. No hiking boots required. No backpack needed. Bring your water bottle and good walking shoes. We’ll be gone for an hour, give or take,” I typed.
It’s the new direction that I am taking in my life. Businesses reorganize to make more money, laying off people they can’t afford. I am letting go of some things to make room for other things like writing, prayer, spending more time with my husband, family and friends, and working to remember birthdays and thank you notes.
Love isn’t conditional. I’d like those actions to be reciprocated as my table sits empty every week and we rarely get visitors except for Fellowship Group. Holidays are spent traveling. But God has been talking to me lately. Love is a gift and should be presented as such. That’s where the reorganization comes in–making sure I get my blogging, writing, and reading done, yet making time for serendipity.
Like impromptu meetings at a coffee shop and walks with friends and impulsive dates with my husband. I don’t want my life to look fraudulent. I want it to be real, full of real people that I have spent time connecting with, not putting up walls to protect my heart from hurt. I want to learn to trust again, even if a trust gets broken and a heart gets bruised. God will put it together again. He always has in my life. I need to rely on Him a little bit more.
So when I post that on my status and we live in the area–join me. I want to get to know you.
Cite some examples of friendship that have meant a lot to you and the risks it took to gain that friendship.