....a SPLENDID day! Do you want to know why? Well, there are many reasons - it was beautiful out, I felt great, I got quite a bit done - BUT.... there is still another reason. I had "blog stalkers" come to visit today - well, that is what they called themselves! But they had real names - Sandy and Angie - and they came to Kentucky all the way from Alabama to visit - yep, you guessed it - ME and Cobblestone Farms. Now, isn't that the sweetest thing! Did I know they were coming - nope. Did I have them anything nice to eat for lunch - no way. Did I put on my best gardening attire - nada! Oh I wish I had known they were coming so I could have really "treated" them - with all kinds of goodies. But they were jus' as happy as could be just being here. But....
...what they don't know is - "You made my day. You all were so kind, so full of life - so excited - so happy - that I have no doubt - I will never forget either one of you. See in the short time you were here - it was like talking to two people I had always known! Thank you for taking time out of your lives to drive - like forever - to come to my LITTLE BITTY place. You made such an incredible first impression on me! Thank you both for sharing your laughter with me - it was a delightful visit."
See they, "blog stalkers", have been friends for about 20 years, raised their families close together, go to church together, both of them are cancer survivors - well, they are close to say the least. But what a blessing to have such a friendship! And in saying all of this - one thing that stood out to me in the conversation was when I asked them how they became friends? Sandy said, "When I got back into church..." and then Angie interrupts - hehe...."I just went up to her in church and said "Hi - I'm Angie" and then Sandy says - they've been friends ever since.
And so the reason I share this lil' tidbit with you all... is - do we ever think about how a simple "hello" or "how are you today" just might change someones life? No, we usually don't give something so simple such great value - however, that could be all it takes to make a difference in the life of another. I believe that is what happened in the case of these two beautiful ladies. And today - their simple "hello" made a joyful difference in my life.
"Thank you - Sandy and Angie!"
If one life shines, the life next to it will catch the light. - Anonymous
It was only a glad "good morning"
As she passed along the way,
But it spread the morning's glory
Over the livelong day.
Have a beautiful Friday,