Love Your Friends

Be the Unexpected Friend

Have you ever just had one of those weeks (or months!) where things are crazy hectic, the kids are sick, you have a million and one things to get done, and are just kind of blah? Well I have .. and recently. My two little girls have been sick off and on since December … it’s been a rough couple of months at our house! The girls had finally been feeling better, but then we got hit again over Easter! When our girls are sick (especially our two year old) she constantly wants to be held and have me next to her, which means the household chores and every day life things don’t get taken care of like they usually do. Let’s just say I was having a bit of a stressful week trying to keep my head above the water lol.

Then, one day my pastor text me. ” I know you’ve been sick and dealing with sick kids – can I bring you a piece of Tres Leches cake?” Y’all…. that. made. my. day (it actually made my week!)! First of all, she knows my favorite indulgent, AND it was so unexpected. Somehow God must have let her know that I had had a really rough week. It seriously lifted my spirits and made me so grateful for the people in my life. And you better believe I enjoyed every bite of that delicious cake!

This simple act of kindness got me thinking … You never know what people are going through in their life. Sometimes it is just nice to send a simple, thoughtful gift or note to let them know you are thinking of them or that you care about them. Maybe you send them an old fashioned note in the mail, have flowers delivered, or make them their favorite dessert. Whatever it may be, be that unexpected friend. It will seriously make their day!

Much love,
Chef Charley

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