Yesterday we awoke to the sound of rain. After two sunny days, it was a disappointment. We’d like summer to last a little longer than two days. Not much opportunity to get out and work in the yard or do other outdoor activities.
But there was something new on our calendar. Well, not exactly new. Only half new.
Our financial advisor for the last 15-plus years is a kind and gentle man. He is someone we trust and appreciate for many reasons. One of those reasons is how and where we meet when we need to sign documents or discuss our financial situation.
Ken lives almost an hour away from us. It’s a long drive depending on the time of day or traffic backups due to accidents, road work, and … you get the picture. When we need to meet, Ken drives to our home. That’s right — Ken does the driving. Once he arrives, we go over business matters, drink coffee, and then visit. A true and authentic friendship has grown out of this business relationship.
The last time Ken was in our home we suggested that sometime we’d like him to bring his wife with him. He said he liked that idea. When he called to make yesterday morning’s appointment, Ken said his wife would be joining him.
Perhaps by now, you’ve guessed who and/or what was our day brightener. It was not the weather. Meeting a new friend and the woman who walks alongside our friend and business partner was. Ken’s wife is an intelligent, warm, and witty woman. She entered our home as if she had been here before. When they left, we hugged and agreed to get together again.
If you’ve read my blog before, you know we are both somewhat introverted. We rarely entertain in our home. Our life as hermits is A-OK with us. And yet new friends and acquaintances are definitely a day brightener for anyone. The interaction reinforces the importance of kindness in our lives.
Kindness seems to be missing too often in our world these days. What have you experienced this week that reinforces kindness in your world?
Sending lots of kindness,
Kindness is love shared in so many ways… A visit from daughter, a call from a friend, thanks from hubby, and love from kitties!
Bette, thank you for your beautiful words on kindness!
Once again, you’re singing my song, Sherrey. Gerry and I rarely entertain at home and I’m more than okay with that. Of course things are a little more lively around here since Daughter and Granddaughter moved in temporarily, but that’s the best kind of lively. Gestures of kindness? As I look back on another week when I didn’t leave home very often, I am reminded of smiles on faces of people in the stores I visited. It’s such a joy to be able to see faces again and kind smiles give me a lift in a way I’ve missed over the past couple of years.
So once again, Linda, I must say we have to be related! Too many similarities in our lives. You do have the BEST kind of lively. I find it amazing how much we lose when we can’t see others smile; however, the crinkles around eyes do give it away in most folks. A full face with smile is the best way for kind smiles to do their bit in lifting us up.
Hey, Sherrey, at the risk of repeating myself … seems when I hit “post comment,” it disappeared! So, as I was saying, my husband and I are introverts too, but once in a very great while, we have a couple of friends over for dinner. Always the same friends. After 30 years of living here, we still only have these two friends that we socialize with … lol. A recent day brightener for me the past week was getting the opportunity to see the woman who often pet-sits for us and hear all about her recent trip to the Netherlands. She had a great time, and I love seeing people happy 🙂
Hello Marie, and allow me to apologize for my delay in getting a reply off to you. It’s been a busy week of outpatient procedures and appointments dealing with my chronic pain. Sorry about the glitch in the “post comment” button. Yes, there are those couples that are friends and we see occasionally, but rarely more than two couples. What a wonderful trip your sitter must have had to go to the Netherlands. It’s good for our souls to see other folks happy. Always enjoy a sneak peek into your world, Marie!
Well, Sherrey, I’m rather late in responding to your comment about my comment 😉 It’s all good. Ever since I retired, I cannot believe how fast the days go by!
Marie, dear friend, so fast these retirement days make my head spin! 🙂
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