Sunday, November 1, 2009

Two Friends

Sometimes I feel myself going through life lurching from activity to activity, as if busy-ness itself were keeping me upright, rather than any particular will to live. Not that I lack the will to live, just that I forget the purpose in it sometimes.

Today two friends woke me up by doing me a service so great and so inherently risky that it was both wholly unexpected and completely endearing.

They took something I love (to despair sometimes), and wrestled it upright and gave it a moment of success, a moment of meaning that meant a great deal to me, too. It was an assist that I didn't even realize I needed until I got it, when the sense I had of gasping for air after being under water too long made me realize how necessary it truly was.

I know I'm being vague. Forgive me for that, but some things are too personal even for a half-baked blog!

Service is the handmaiden of charity, the pure love of Christ. When you give it, it changes your life. When you receive it, it changes your heart.

Thank you.


Connie said...

I'm going to steal that quote, if ya don't mind! I'm so happy those people were aware of what you needed. I've always wanted to be that person giving service- maybe I have and I just don't know it though.

Signe said...

I wish I could be there to help you out. I do worry about you and miss you tons!!!

The Crider Clan said...

It's such a great feeling to have a success. Even a success that is seemingly very small. I'm glad those people had the courage to help that "Something you love". And that they love enough to not judge.

Kent and Jan said...

Even when you are vague, your meaning is clear. Thank you for the thought you put into this blog. Reading your thoughts always gives us a lift. We think you are a woman of exceptional quality.