I’m a pretty together girl, and I pride myself on that false togetherness. So sometimes it’s hard for me to reach out to those going through something serious. I know, I know, where is the GIVING heart in that little tidbit?
The whole idea of messiness started me thinking about a time in which someone allowed themselves to get a little dirty from my problems. Maybe if I thought about a time like this, it would help me learn from their GRACIOUS GIVING.
I thought about this for .2 seconds before I knew the answer. Although the answer could be any number of people, the answer is Susan.
In college, Susan listened, and listened, and listened again to the same story told every way imaginable. She maintained interest in the same old problem that never seemed to find resolution. She watched as I walked forward, stumbled, and then fell back again. She listened until I was sick of hearing myself talk, and then she took me out to one of our regularly scheduled 1:00 am breakfasts so she could listen some more.
I’m sure it wasn’t easy to be my friend during this time, but Susan didn’t give up on me, or my ability to come out of my mess a better person.
What about you? Can you think about a time in which you were blessed by someone’s decision GIVE the extra time and effort to meet a need in your life? Let’s hear about it.