I have started and restarted this post a million times at the risk that I might be controversial. I mean not to be. Please don't think less of my walk in Christ for what I share that I'm so excited about! That said. . .
I am SO excited about the release of Harry Potter 7!!!!! (for those of you who don't know, the final tome in the popular Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling will be released on July 21st)
When I lived in Illinois I ran a Harry Potter club for kids of all ages, and it was so delightful, and now I miss them and their enthusiasm and imagination. They were wonderful kids, and I shared with them something that you can share with people who like the same books as you do. Tonight was their club meeting and I am just thinking about them all discussing the upcoming event with such zest even though it is months away! Do you know the common bond you can have when you've discussed all your favorite parts and characters together? Make no mistake. I know where I'll be at midnight on the 20th!!
Part II, friendship. Today I had my eyes opened to the potential friendship all around me. I had sort of already become accustomed to being "reached out to" because I was new, and already feeling like I found my friends at each place (from the "past"? Andrea and Jason, Grace and her man. Church? Bill and Beth, Brett and Rachel. . . work?). And it was that last part that I was getting too comfortable with. Yesterday I LOVED work because everyone I worked with was being so funny and we all gelled and did different stuff and today a LOT of people didn't work and so we were SUPER swamped and I was having a bad attitude about some people not working (Read: my new friend Theologian Kevin). But the Lord showed me the need to show myself friendly no matter who I am working with, and I was so thrilled to find someone new I really hit it off with!
I am by no means in the typical situation because I work with all wonderful Christian people, but I guess my application here is that the Lord was showing me that He wanted to bless me with adding to my life because I was willing to open it!