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Another Plan Gone Astray

I had a few hours to myself today and planned on running lots of errands. However, I got a call the other day that the dentist would see my dad this morning to replace a lost crown. So, when our friend came over to stay with my mom, I headed up to my dad’s. I stayed through his dentist appointment and then got him tucked in for a nap. I only had time to make one stop on the way home as it was on the way. Last week, I talked with my neighbor about decorating the small pine tree in our yard that we can both see. I bought some lights and he was going to get an extension cord. Neither of us had been able to get together to do it. When we talked the other day, I told him if I wasn’t able to get out there and do it today, I was going to just wait until next year. When I was on my way home today, I was wondering how I was going to get everything accomplished. I decided I would need to let go of things that weren’t really that necessary – specifically decorating the little tree. Just then, my neighbor called. He had been getting a few more decorations put out and said he had the extension cord and would be happy to string the lights. I told him where they were and he stopped at the house and picked them up. By the time I got home, it was all done. At dinner time, we turned off the dining room light and lit the advent candles. We ate by the candlelight and the glow of twinkling Christmas lights from the window. It may seem like a small thing, but I was so grateful that my neighbor was so thoughtful and seeing the tree lit really made me happy.

I Found God today in a generous neighbor and the beauty of Christmas lights.

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