A group of ladies got together at my friend Laura's house. We delighted in a cookie exchange and an ornament exchange. We talked, we laughed, we shared our plans for Christmas. We also shared recipes, reunited with long time friends and met new ones. Some without even realizing what they were doing, used their God given gifts to brighten the day of each one there.
Isn't it amazing how much a gift of service, a warm smile and knowing nod does for the soul?!
I've been away from this group of friends for a number of years. Today was one of those days when it was exceptionally good to be here and not just passing through town.