"…Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
Last weekend, while in St. Louis for Eli's open heart surgery, I had the opportunity to have dinner with a wonderful friend from high school. Anne, Caroline, and I were like the three musketeers, but as often happens in life, I moved away and lost touch with both of these fantastic ladies.
Facebook reconnected us, and Anne and I made it a priority to get together for dinner while I was in St. Louis WITHOUT children! :) We ate and drank and laughed; it was like we picked up where we left off at age 18. (We recently turned 40!)
True to form, (Anne has always been such a thoughtful friend, daughter, sister)she brought a little gift bag for my kiddos...FLASHLIGHTS! (Anne works for Energizer.) How she knew this gift would send my little ones over the moon is beyond me; perhaps because she is mother to a preschooler herself!
So, thank you Anne! You LIT up their day with your simple gift of handheld flashlights AND nightlights. AND,let's make it a habit to get together at least once a year for some more of that therapeutic laughter!!!
And for all of you that are feeling down or have hearts heavy this Sunday, may the little things in life (flashlights, sunrises, sunflowers, etc.) remind you of the light of Christ and His ability to lift burden from your heart. Be sure to visit Spiritual Sundays for other heartfelt and inspirational posts today.
Blessings to all from the SUNFLOWER state!!!