Tuesday, April 26, 2011
You have a very bad day.
Your life feels cracked and your head is falling down the middle.
You feel out of control.
Might I suggest something? This is what I did today when I was feeling these things:
I was mourning over how few close friends I had to talk to...
and I felt a divine whisper...
and I called up a woman I am just getting to know...
she has just had a death in the family and was out of town...
I called her up and told her I've been thinking about her
and praying for her
and I wanted to invite her to get together
and talk together
and have it be
all about her
(this is the important part)
not about me
(when I really want to talk about me)
but about her
to offer my friendship
to her and our friendship.
I called her and told her that.
(Well, leaving out the part about me wanting to talk about me)
She said, "Well, isn't that so sweet!"
I think she was really touched.
And she said we'd make a date soon.
I hung up feeling a warm spot in my chest
where the empty cave used to be.
I felt God fill my heart.
It feels good to give
without expecting to get