I have known her for many years. Her and her husband go to the same church I have attended through a good part of my life. I have learned so much from this gracious, caring, kind, and classy lady. I have and continue to learn helpful nuggets of life lessons from her and her husband.
Recently, I read a book titled, "Gifts From the Heart", by Dolley Carlson. The one chapter was on "Words of Comfort". As I read the short, but so valuable section, I was reminded of this dear lady.
Here is how Dolley describes these words; "Words of comfort need to be fresh expressions of love, concern, and sympathy--not stale, overused phrases. It's so quick and easy to use familiar phrases, but please know that a greater blessing will come from thoughtfulness and prayer before giving a word of comfort."
This couple always ask how we are doing?
How is our daughter doing that lives far away?
They let me know they pray for her often. You can't imagine how much that means to us.
This dear lady is one of my most encouraging blog supporters.
They show genuine interest in others.
He is an accomplished guitar player and we enjoy hearing his music.
The two of them have taught my husband and I some special things about how a couple loves together, even after years of marriage. Their example through daily living, their words of care and comfort, and their faithful prayers for their friends...what a gift their friendship is to us! Their loving hearts provide comfort for so many.
"Words of comfort" are so necessary in our lives today. I am sure we could all list those who offer them to us because one never forgets them when they hear them. Right?