will look like. Stay tuned.
On another note, I've been learning a thing or two lately
about receiving good things from other people.
No, not really.
I should say I've been given uncomfortable opportunities to
receive good things from other people. Today, my husband
took care of our little boy all morning and sent me out for coffee.
I went: good thing received.
Then, unexpectedly, the barista at my fave-o coffee shop gave me
a free latte. The funny thing is, she didn't tell me she was giving it to me.
We were just having a happy little chat, and then when it came time to pay,
she said she was going to do something different with my charge and
that she would come find me later. After which she walked by me
several times and proceeded to ignore me and avoid eye contact until I left.
I finally figured out that she wasn't going to charge me & probably
just didn't want to announce it in front of other customers. Ignoring her back,
then, seemed like the polite way to accept her gift. But I took a tip up
to the jar and tried to say thank you on my way out, at which point
she suddenly became busy, so it didn't happen.
Later in the day, I realized that I wasn't supposed to say thank you.
Not that it's wrong to be grateful. Just that it was my little effort to
pay back a gift. I think God wanted me to not be able to give
anything back at that moment. I mean, the reason I have a hard time
receiving good things is that I may not be able to reimburse later
with a grateful response or some kind of adequate reciprocation.
How 'bout you? How are you at receiving kindnesses?