******LET ME LIVE IN A HOUSE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND BE A FRIEND TO MAN******
In my house growing up, we had a cross stitched picture that an Aunt had made, hanging on our wall.
It had this quote on it. Spirit placed this in my mind this morning, as I opened my eyes today.
They always get me thinking..
Have you ever stopped to think about what ‘friendship is?'
We think of it as this ‘grand, lifelong endeavor,' with people we click with,
or will be in our lives for the ‘long haul.'
This kind of definition of 'friendship,' may be what stops us in our tracks, from being a ‘friend.'
We simply decide we don’t have that much time or energy.
The truth is, we are called to be a friend to man,
each and every day! It can be as simple as a smile in the checkout.
It can be holding the door open for someone.
It can be a quick chat at the bank, with the teller.
Be a friend wherever your road leads you, it really is that simple!
I often think about the sheer joy my dogs and horses have when
they meet a new person or a new animal! They are totally in the moment!
They are not worried that this person or animal is going to be in their life forever.
They are just living in that present moment! No pretense, no expectations!
We can learn a lot from our animals.
Be that house on the side of the road!