Ever feel like the odd man out? I do. A lot. That is why today’s deliberate choice is on my list. For Day 3, I wanted to choose to speak up, say hi, and make a new friend.
Confession time: When I first made my list of 31 deliberate choices, I knew that Day 3 would fall on a Wednesday and a Bible study day. With 250+ women in our Daytime BSF Class, meeting a new friend would be a breeze!
Wouldn’t you know, I got to Bible Study late and then walked to small group with a long-time friend! So much for meeting someone new!
Then came the reminder that it was fellowship day! Our small group was to meet at Holly’s house about 15 minutes after dismissal to get to know one another a little better. Really? Today? But, I had a huge stack of jon jons and longalls and jumpers and bloomers that need to be mailed by Friday and I’d already committed to a project for Thursday morning. There just wasn’t time to play today.
Or was there? Remember, I’m supposed to be making deliberate choices this month. And wouldn’t you know, today was the day that I challenged myself to be deliberate in my relationships with others and make a new friend.
I went to the fellowship. For an hour, I ate, laughed, prayed, listened, and talked with 8 other women. In that short time of simple fellowship, I didn’t make one friend–I made 8!
Friendship starts with conversation. So…let’s talk. Are any of you trying something new for the 31 days of October? How are you doing hanging in there on Day 3?