The other day, my friend called. I was at home, ill with a nasty virus.
My friend commented about the way my voice sounded and asked if she could bring me some nice hot tea from Tim Horton’s. When I replied with, “thanks for the offer, but I’ll be fine”, she asked if I needed anything at the store.
My friend explained that she had to go to the grocery store for herself and then she thought she’d go through the Tim Horton’s drive-thru so it was no trouble for her to pick something up for me as well.
I hemmed and hawed thinking that I didn’t have any more than a few dollars of change in my purse. I was low on milk and would need some more for my tea, so I mentioned that I could use a small container of milk.
Then my friend asked if I would like a bagel or a biscuit. “Can I bring you a sandwich?” she asked. “What kind would you like?
I hesitated and I hesitated. I could tell my friend was concerned about making sure I was eating while nursing the cold virus, but I didn’t want to impose.
Embracing help when it’s offered is something I’m learning slowly.
“Would you like turkey?” my friend asked.
I told her I liked the new turkey Panini. She said she’d stop by in an hour.
When my friend arrived, she handed me a large container of milk, a large cup of tea, a turkey Panini sandwich and a chocolate chip happy face cookie.
As I walked back to my apartment with my hands full of blessings, a warm fuzzy feeling welled up inside.
It was the best tasting turkey sandwich I’ve had.
Later that evening, I called my friend to tell her that I felt so loved by her care and thanked her for our friendship.
I learned that receiving love is just as important as giving love.
This post marks the end of my 100-day learning about love challenge. Much like my 100-day gratitude challenge, I feel like a different person to the one who began the challenge.
The insights and shifts I’ve experienced is phenomenal. I’d like to share them with you over the next few weeks or so.
Thank you for following along and for your comments. I’ve been really busy with so much going on and haven’t been able to keep up with blogging activities as much as I’d like to.
Wishing all a wonderful week.