to the person that took the time …

Today has been a great day.
It’s been great due to other people and their encouragements – although apart from one person the others of the last 24 hours would probably not see themselves as being encouragers but they are.

The day started yesterday really when after reading my post about working with different groups in the pub someone took the time to phone me, offer reflection and pray with me. I was moved to tears as I realised outside of the cathedral staff team this is the first person that has done that. Not only was it humbling but it was so powerful to hear the words of a friend praying down the phone line for me. To the person that took the time … thank you – you are great!

Yestrday evening I went out for a curry and a few drinks with a friend. We chatted about lots of stuff and, again, this was a real encouragement to me. It was great just to meet up with someone who knows me and chill. The action of chilling together, although small in their eyes, was a massive boost to me. To the person that took the time … thank you – you are great!

Today I was leaving ‘spoons and had a text from a friend asking to meet up for coffee. We did just that and chatted, just by chance another friend joined us – and again, just being able to hang out, chat and enjoy drinking a coffee together was a real privilege and a real encouragement, or boost if you like! To the person that took the time … thank you – you are great!

Tonight a friend visited and we chatted over old times of working together. This person has some exciting news as well as it was a joy to hear what was happening. Just the fact of having a friendship of some 6/7 years from the simple act of working together is amazing. This person has been great at staying in touch and I thank God she has To the person that took the time … thank you – you are great!

My little point as I disappear to bed is – don’t under-estimate how powerful the simple things like communication can be – for me the day has been amazing thanks to the actions of others.

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