Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's the Little Things- Tea for Two

During the school year lunch is usually something that is eaten quickly (if at all) sitting in front of my computer while working. One of the joys of summer is the ability to go out to lunch with friends. It's a great treat to actually go out to eat and have time to visit and chat and I absolutely try to take advantage of it when I can.

Yesterday I had the joy of taking a sweet new friend to lunch at a tea room in a nearby town.

It was such a blessing to slow down and just visit- without the rush, rush, rush that seems to be such a part of daily life.

It was such a blessing to spend time chatting and getting to know a new friend.

It is a blessing to be simply be given the gift of a new friend.

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life,

and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

~Thomas Jefferson~