Sunday: Focus, Faith, and Friends

25 Nov

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
Joel Osteen
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Another wonderful Sunday. “It was a dark and dreary morning.” That’s just a writer’s joke, but it was cold and drizzly all day, but I woke up with a little pep in my step because I was looking forward to going to church, “praying for us sinners,” and having brunch with some friends at Snug on the Square.

I was mesmerized by the lovely young family sitting in front of me at 9 o’clock Mass. The couple had a tiny infant and a little boy, about three years old. The baby rested on daddy’s shoulder, while the boy sat or knelt quietly. The sense of faith, respect, and love was evident with every gesture. I think that’s what it’s all about; families raising their children in faith, teaching by example.

After mass, there was a bake sale in the vestibule. I do like to say, vestibule. I bought some yummy looking home-made pecan bars. (Sharing later.) I drove home, checked on a few things, then picked up my friend Karen T., heading off to Snug. We met Mercedes there and had a long and leisurely breakfast. Of course, we bumped into several friends.

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Karen, Mercedes and Moi.
After I dropped Karen off at home, well, I was two seconds away from Towne Creek Senior Apartments with yummy pecan bars in the back seat that needed to be shared. So, I stopped and visited with Miss Eleanor. We had a cup of jasmine tea and savored little bites of our treat. I usually don’t even touch sweets, but this was too tempting. I meant to stay only an hour, but it drifted into two-and-half. Miss Eleanor has a lot of great old stories. She was so delighted that I dropped by to visit on what would normally be a quiet, lonely Sunday.

I don’t purposely focus on trying to be a blessing, but rather, I enjoy spending time with people, sharing special moments. God has made sure that I have been blessed in abundance. Yes, I am truly blessed.

5 Responses to “Sunday: Focus, Faith, and Friends”

  1. Brenda November 25, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    You are a blessing. Miss Eleanor sounds great. Stopped by to give you an award. Drop by if they don’t bring you out in a rash. http://friendlyfairytales.com/2013/11/25/awarded-blog-of-the-year-among-other-blessings/ Warmly, Brenda

    • toniandrukaitis November 27, 2013 at 2:16 am #

      Thanks Brenda. Miss Eleanor is amazing. She is in her mid to late 80’s. My friend, Della and I are going to cook and spend Thanksgiving with her, as she will be alone, and so will we. But then, we will be together, won’t we? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

      • Brenda November 27, 2013 at 2:23 am #

        Oh, that will be lovely. Like family with none of the skeletons in the closet or buried grievances to resurface like shark fins. 🙂

  2. agriffith1 November 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Hey, Toni

    I didn’t know you liked Joel. I appreciate you comforting message. Happy Thanksgiving! P. S. I’m reading Wheat Belly. Good book.

    • toniandrukaitis November 27, 2013 at 3:36 am #

      Thanks Mandy. Hope your belly can give up the wheat.

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