Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take a walk with my friend Donna. It has been a while since I have simply taken the time to slow down and just walk. I have forgotten what quality conversation comes when two people go for a walk.
Back when I was at ORU, my first year as an RA, I had “individuals” with my hall director. It was a little awkward at first, but I quickly found out that talking and walking made things go significantly smoother. There is something soothing about going out and walking. Even if silence happens on a walk, I am still doing something – I am moving forward.
Walking with Donna was a true delight. There are very few people around that are capable of not only sharing a fantastic story, but also of listening well and making others feel truly heard. Donna is one of those.
Even in the midst of this difficult season of unemployment, I looked back yesterday and noticed how good God has been. When I have needed support, God sends the right people. On the flip side of that, being unemployed has enabled me to be the support that other people need – at just the time they need it.
God is so good.