A Walking, Talking Blessing

Destiny Friendship QuoteThe snow was falling outside my office window yesterday on another chilly February afternoon. The weather was trying hard to put a damper on my day but it wasn’t succeeding at all.

I had another day filled with meetings and a long list of “have to get done” tasks. Through all of it I was thinking about the dinner plans with one of my closest friends, Brielle Randle.

Brielle and I were introduced by a mutual friend, Zoe Franklin-Rowe a few years back and we hit it off big time. We have an easy way of connecting. It felt like we had known each other forever from the very first day we met. It isn’t often that you meet a friend like that.

Brielle was right on time for dinner even though the snow could have thrown our plans right out the window. She wasn’t seated thirty seconds when she was asking me how I was doing. It is a good thing we go to a restaurant that doesn’t require a lot of studying of the menu because we never would get an order in with all the chatting we do.  We flit from one subject to the next so smoothly it is hard to list everything we discuss.

I always find it sweet when Brielle checks on her son Quincy throughout our time together. Even when she is taking time for herself she is on task with her parenting. She is a great mom and if you ever meet her son you would agree too.

Brielle and I are both battling that dreaded female challenge … weight.  We both are on different paths for losing but are definitely great support for each other.  If their truly was a magic cure though we would both be at the front of the line to get it.

One of the things I love about Brielle is her inner spirit. I don’t know a better way to put it but she glows with goodness. She literally oozes it out of her pours and it shows in everything she does. She is a walking, talking blessing all wrapped up in a beautiful shiny package. Of course she doesn’t see herself the way I do but my hope is someday she will get a glimpse.

She may not be blood related but she is a sister of my heart and I appreciate having her in my life.  I have a few true friends in my life and I am glad Brielle is one of them.

Needless to say dinner was another hit as we nibbled between chatter. The snow didn’t get us down and we are already looking forward to our next dinner out.

Do you have a walking, talking blessing in your life? If so, I would love to hear about them.

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