I am thankful for unexpected blessings. Like seeing a strip of florescent yellow in the otherwise verdant countryside when you are driving down a road in an unfamiliar place and—after many miles of anticipation—discovering that a tiny yellow flower and its countless companions were the cause of that visual ruckus.
Or like answering a long-distance ring and discovering the voice of a dear friend who happens to be in town and wants to come by for a visit. And—of course—we drop what we are doing. And replacing business with pleasure, we reminisce, laugh, ponder, catch up, share a meal, and then say goodbye with the promise of another day.
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend” (Proverbs 27:9).