It Was One Of Those Days...

My wife had worked all day. I had worked all day. We had to eat in a hurry so that we could leave for a meeting. There was no time to talk, think about the house, think about the lawn or really do anything for that matter. It was one of those days where we were rushed and wouldn't be able to slow down until almost bed time. 

 

It was one of those days where there just weren't enough hours in the day. It was one of those days where not everything gets done. It was one of those days where you fall into bed, grateful that the day is finally over. It was one of those days where you wish the Lord would return and put an end to the madness.

 

As we drove home after the meeting I began to think of all of the things that I needed to do around the house. As we drove home after the meeting, I wondered where the day went. I drove up the driveway to find that my grass had been mowed by the neighbor boy. I hadn't asked him to mow it, he did it anyway. I didn't know he was going to mow it but, he did. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting I was reminded of one less thing I had to do. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting, I was reminded of how lucky I am. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting, I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have the neighbors I do. As we drove up the driveway after the meeting I was reminded that I needed to give him some money to reimburse him for his time, gasoline and mower wear and tear. 

 

Grateful, I walked over to see him the next day. I thanked him and gave him some money. Modestly, he took it and told me to have a good day. "Thanks, you too!", I replied. I am very fortunate to have a neighbor who looks out for me. I am very fortunate to have several neighbors who look out for me. We've thought about moving but, somehow we never do. We are spoiled with the neighbors we have. Our fear is that no matter how great the house we may find is, the neighbors will never be as good as the ones we have right now. 

 

I am reminded of an old addage: "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."

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Comments (26)

  1. jaageet

    Do you know that Jesus never had friends? He was forsaken and never found a home in this world among folks whom you cherished so much.

    May 06, 2017
    1. willsblog

      I KNOW what the Bible says, (that He DID), I wasn’t there so no, I cannot say from experience….

      May 07, 2017
      1. jaageet

        Forget experience. Jesus had no loving neighbors like you have. The Bible said that Jesus was betrayed by his disciple, Judas. And Peter, his number one man denied him before the cock crowed thrice as Jesus predicted. And these are Jesus words in red – “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.” (Luke 4:24). “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Luke 9:5. Jesus was hated by the people that you love.

        May 07, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Really? You were there when Jesus walked the earth in human form? You “know” about whether he had friends and/or neighbors? Ever heard of forgiveness? Ever heard of repentance? Ever heard of God’s sovereignty? Ever heard of redemption? I don’t suppose you have a clue what was accomplished on the cross for mankind. Ever heard of eternity? Ever heard of eternal life? Maybe those things aren’t printed by man in “red”….

          May 07, 2017
      2. jaageet

        Yes, I have heard of eternal life and have reflected on this to a great extent. Can we discuss this? Do you think this means living forever and ever without end? All Christians, and muslims also, believe this. And they go on to assert that there will be no aging and each blessed person stays the same age at the best time in their lives. Do you believe in that crock?

        May 07, 2017
        1. willsblog

          I don’t know of anything in the Bible that is a “crock”. I don’t really care what Muslims “believe” either. What I KNOW is what is in the Bible so, unless you want to “discuss” this from a biblical perspective, I wouldn’t be interested in what you think.

          May 07, 2017
      3. jaageet

        It isn’t in the Bible. Eternal life is in crockpots aka the minds of believers.

        May 07, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Lol, it may not be in your version of it, but, it’s there nonetheless.

          May 08, 2017
      4. jaageet

        Cite book, chapter and verse that promises eternal life.

        May 08, 2017
        1. willsblog

          What? The person who “only reads what is printed in red”, wants book, chapter and verse? It may not be “printed in red” so of course you ignore the “book, chapter and verse”. The scripture of throwing pearls before swine comes to mind… Lol, no I’m not going to waste my time giving you information that you can then dismiss, ignore, make fun of or claim that it’s a “crock”. Just as the Lord left you to a reprobate mind, so will I.

          May 08, 2017
          1. jaageet

            You don’t know. Shame on you.

            May 08, 2017
            1. willsblog

              Yeah, go with that…

              May 08, 2017
        2. stevehayes13

          John 3:16

          May 08, 2017
          1. jaageet

            John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)
            For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

            May 08, 2017
          2. jaageet

            Like I asked Will earlier, what does “eternal life” mean? The truth about this is not in the Bible which is a book of words. Similarly, there is no music in a sheet of notations written by Chopin. Dead minds read words the way duds read music.

            May 08, 2017
            1. willsblog

              What does “eternal life” mean? Why just a few short comments ago you said that there was “NOTHING” in the Bible about it. Then you attempted to quote John 3:16. As I said before, you are double minded and have no idea what you are saying.

              May 08, 2017
            2. willsblog

              And as I said earlier, when an unbeliever makes wild claims and then tries to lie about it, it merely strengthens me that God is the ONLY truth. God’s word is a light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet. I will trust God for my life, for my death and for my eternity regardless of what the godless wonders say nor claim.

              May 08, 2017
            3. stevehayes13

              I was just providing the requested Book, Chapter and Verse as a public service.

              May 09, 2017
            4. willsblog

              My comment was not for you “stevehayes13”, my comment was aimed straight at “jaageet”.

              May 09, 2017
          3. jaageet

            Public service acknowledged and appreciated.

            May 09, 2017
      5. jaageet

        Aim better. Perhaps, you should use a laser sight to avoid taking out every hombre in the room.

        May 09, 2017
        1. willsblog

          “Aim better”? Are you not able to understand the indents? Oh wait, they aren’t printed in red so you probably just ignore them.

          May 09, 2017
  2. morningafter7

    This is nice, Will. It could have been a poem. You are very lucky – it’s not easy to find good neighbors!

    May 09, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Yes, it’s not easy to find good people. I’ve been blessed and I know it.

      May 09, 2017
  3. dincali

    what a blessing.

    May 09, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Yep, no question about it.

      May 09, 2017