Not long ago Mrs. Rabe's mother, Phyllis
read that a local tea room was closing.
Now, I had heard that this was a place
I must visit but I hadn't gotten there yet.
When she passed this tidbit of news on
a few of us decided that we must go together
before it was too late.
So, Tuesday afternoon found Mrs. Rabe,
Phyllis, Kelly and I sitting down to a
very pretty table in a full tea house.
We had a delightful couple of hours
chatting away as we sipped our tea.
Each of us had a different flavor.
Mine was Strawberry Cream.
It was good but if I go back I'll
try something a little different.
Because I can!
Oh! About going back....
we are hoping that it is going to
be possible. It seems that the
server had no knowledge of a closing
so perhaps it was bad information that
I hope so.
Maybe having an article written about
a potential closing changed something
about their circumstances.
In any case we hope they stay open.
It was delightful.
We all agreed we were glad
she read that article
and said something
so that we
got to do
something we might not
have taken the time
It is a sincere desire of my heart to
spend more time with my friends
and build relationships face to face.
It is so easy to get caught up in our
online friendships and not feel the need
for those in our circle of real life.
Each of us is so busy with our family,
and this is a very good thing,
but we are made to be social and share
our hearts, encourage one another and
learn from the experience of others.
I am not saying that online relationships
are inherently wrong. Not at all.
Simply that I desire to also focus on those
around me. To really see and hear them.
To give of my time and serve them.
I want to hear what they have to say
and allow them to minister to me if needed.
How are you feeling about this subject lately?
Have you felt that you've been as connected
to those in your real life as you used to be?
Is this something that comes naturally or do you
have to make an effort?
I'm delighted to have you stop by
and read my ponderings.
It would be delightful to have
tea with you!