I met my very good friend, Merri, for breakfast this week and we discussed our progress on our "secret pact," our experiment on the word, as it were. We were both delighted to find that we are happier, that in fact our experiment is working. This breakfast, omelets and juice (though Merri's juice looks more like Diet Coke), and the very best kind of conversation was the greatest blessing of my week. In fact, I confided to Merri that this monthly ritual may turn out to be the best blessing of my whole year. I am so grateful to have a faithful friend with deep faith. I am so grateful for her brilliant idea in the first place and for the many ways it is blessing my life. I've started a journal to record the fruit of our little experiment and someday I will share it. But not yet. It is just taking root and I have to be careful.
But behold, as the seed swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, then you must needs say that the seed is good; for behold it swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow. And now, behold, will not this strengthen your faith? Yea, it will strengthen your faith: for ye will say I know that this is a good seed; for behold it sprouteth and beginneth to grow.
This very good seed, sprouting away, was the very best blessing of my week.
[And I bet you didn't know that Merri and I became friends when we were called to visit teach together. And as long as I am counting my blessings, I will count that one as well. I am so grateful for the inspiration and care that put us together in the very beginning. There are no coincidences. I thank heaven for that.]