Today I heard a wonderful little speech by a friend at church on the importance of really knowing what makes your friends tick. It was terribly convicting to me because I don't do this naturally, and I'm not even sure that I even know what a lot of my friends are "in to". Those who I do know about their little quirky collections, I am never good about keeping an eye out for neat little finds for them. I am so self focused! Something I intend to work on...
Well, despite my selfishness, God has blessed me with some terrific friends who think of me often. I get to go out with the girls tonight for a joint b'day celebration for me and another friend because my good friend A arranged such an outing. AND, I always get a terrific cookbook from her. She knows what makes me tick.
My good friend, B, is coming to dinner tonight and I can't wait to have a beer with her. She's my drinking buddy because she appreciates it as much as I do. She knows what makes me tick.
Another friend, R, loves coffee and fun creamer as much as I do. She lives SEVERAL hours away from me now, but whenever we get to visit there is a lot a coffee drinking and talking. I wish I got to see her more often. She knows what makes me tick.
M, who has a son 2 weeks younger than Emory, is always ready to point me back to Scripture whenever I am mommy stressin'. Last time we met at the park and I was close to tears over a rough morning, she handed me a Starbucks giftcard and commanded me to indulge!
And lastly, although this is by far not an extensive list of all my great friends, M shares my love for all carbonation in a styrofoam cup with a star and pellet ice. Today we ran into each other at the pool. After visiting for a while, we all packed it in and headed home for naptimes. One problem with said plan... my battery was DEAD. After working on it ourselves, she called her hubby who works close by and he came over to help. An hour later, I was in the car headed to Auto Zone and my cell phone rings. "It's happy hour at Sonic." M says, "How big do you want that cherry diet coke?" Does she know what makes me tick or what? She brought me one to where I was and the day was suddenly much brighter with a 44 oz. diet coke in hand.
I am so blessed and if I forget to tell y'all... I really am aware of how great you all are. I hope to become more like all of you and treat you more often!