During a five day bout with the flu, on a venture from the bed to the couch, my telephone rang. It was a friend calling to tell me that she was on my front porch. When I opened the door she greeted me with a large container of homemade chicken soup; still warm. She heard that I was sick, so she made me soup to help me heal.
As I took hold of the container, I had to force away the tears of gratitude that pressed against the back of my eyes. I was privy to my friend’s hectic schedule, her personal health problems, and her family’s financial difficulties. I recognized the real value of her gesture, and I was truly stunned by her thoughtfulness.
She rushed off to work and I closed myself in with the quiet and solitude of my condition again. I expected to drag myself through the remainder of the day, but that was not the case. While my body was achy and tired, my spirit had been lifted and encouraged. Because of my friend’s gesture I felt better; she had brought me more than soup!
Proverbs 15:30 NLT A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.
Posted by Donna M Dougherty at 6/10/2009 10:36 PM