“Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty.” Proverbs 25:25 (NLT)
Today I received a couple of cards from a friend. One was to make me laugh and one was to talk about our friendship. This friend has been a lifelong friend. We bonded over a science project on snails in the fourth grade.
Her family became like my family and her Mother was like a bonus mother to me.
The card about friendship blessed me, as I feel the same about her.
The card to make me laugh showed a picture of a wheat tare on the front. It said, “When did our wild oats” and inside it said, “Become shredded wheat?” This struck me as hilarious and as I walked to the house from the mailbox I laughed loudly.
I think what really brought the point of the card home was the fact that as I came back to the house, I was making oatmeal for Dale and I.
Those wild oats are not only shredded wheat, they also have become daily oatmeal. Time passes so quickly. The years seem to become the flashes of cities and towns while looking out the window of a speeding train. It can become dizzying, but, oh! the fun of traveling quickly.
Today my heart feels joy. Joy for the journey, joy for this life. May you also have joy for your day today.