I brought a banana sheet cake to the gym this morning for the other guests to enjoy. I just drop it in the ladies dressing room to bless the other guests. The comments I got from that little event bring much joy. I got some "thank you´s" from people I don´t know. Today I got the old, "I know what you're doing - it's the old "God, if you can't make me thin, make my friends fat!"" 😉 Another asked me if I sold cakes. The sweetest was a friend who came looking for me to give me a kiss. She told me she would risk getting fat if that was gonna do it. Such a simple thing for me to do.
I think I brought joy to other´s in another way this morning at the gym. I joined my friend for a class, not really aroebics - more like dance. Let´s just say God did not grant me Latin hips and rythm in my blood. They all just encouraged me to keep at it - I was doing good. They would make me Mexican yet! Let´s just say after the hour ended I had laughed at myself a whole lot and had enjoyed myself.
For at the last couple of Fridays Ernie has gone for lunch (starts at 2, 3 or 4 p.m.) with the guys from the gym. Although he has usually left by 8:30 p.m. this 'party' carries on till 11 or later. One of the guys asked Ernie why he comes, and joins them, when he doesn't drink. Great opportunity to let them know that he goes because they are his friends. There is joy.
Our week ahead is full of exciting new activities. Tomorrow we are going to watch our neighbours' daughter, who is in a group of ladies that dance their horses (Escaramusa Charra). We have alwasy wanted to see that so we are excited, and its a great way to support our neighbours.
Another exciting thing that is happening: I am meeting with 3 ladies to Study the Life of Christ. One is a very dedicated and studious Catholic, another is a less committed Catholic and the third is a Christian. Together we will be walking through a 6 book compendium on the Life of Christ according to the book of Matthew.