Wednesday, October 30, 2013

H.B. D! & A Blessing...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie  (LwL) entry, I would like to take a moment to wish my grandson D a very Happy Birthday!  I'm looking forward to spending time with you, to celebrate!

Here on LwL yesterday, I discussed about visiting the cemetery on Monday, and placing floral wreaths on my deceased husband Gordon's grave, and his parents' grave, as well.

Afterwards, I made my way to the legion, where I was going to meet with my friends L & D.  I must admit that as I drove the handful of minutes it took to arrive there, I was feeling a little bit down in spirit, after being at Gordon's grave.

The last time I attended the legion was about three (3) weeks ago.  So, I looked forward to enjoying time with my friends, listening to music, watching people dance, and enjoying a nice meal, together.

After finding my seat, I was approached by people.  Many wanting to say 'hello', but also some who asked me if I was going to sing, that evening.

It was shocking to me to have more than a half dozen people comment about how they'd love to hear me sing, again.  Each person complimented me on my voice.  One couple even asked me if I would consider singing a duet with the husband.

To everyone, I responded that I hadn't planned to sing, that evening, thanking them for their encouraging compliment.

A couple of other people sang.  Both were men.  One was the husband who hopes that one evening I'll sing a duet with him.  The other fellow had a voice much like Frank Sinatra.

I truly enjoyed hearing both of these men, who were blessed with beautiful voices!  And, I told each of them so, afterwards.

When I approached the husband and his wife, I thanked him for singing.  He had a wonderful voice! 

Even at that time, he again asked me if I would sing a duet with him.  I replied that I would prefer to try that another time, not at the legion.  He agreed that we would have to practice.  Time will tell!

After the last fellow sang, I went across the room and thanked him for singing.  He had a beautiful voice.  And, I told him so!

He seemed shocked that I made a point of complimenting him, not just for what he sang, but also for his ability.

We really didn't have any discussion.  Afterwards, I returned to my seat and continued enjoying my time, at the legion.

Some people may think it was unnecessary to approach those who entertained us, that evening.  But, I don't think that way. 

I believe we must lift each other up, with encouragement.  Thanking them, for blessing us with their talent.  Just as others have done, with me!

After all, God tells us to treat others well, in a loving manner.  Like in Romans 12:10, "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;"

Not long before I was getting ready to leave, I was in a discussion with L & D, at our table.

To my surprise, the last fellow I had complimented regarding his voice, came up beside me.  And, spoke with me.

In his hand, he had a CD with his name and photo on it.  Also, a card with his name and phone number was with it.

This man let me know that he had participated in a Seniors' music contest, and had won it!  I congratulated him, letting him know once again that I thought he had a beautiful voice.

He handed the CD to me, letting me know that I had been the only person who had approached him, to thank and encourage him, for entertaining us with his music.

Totally in shock, I thanked him for his lovely gift to me.  I truly felt blessed!

Never had I expected that I would be blessed with gift like that, for showing kind affection to another person. 

As I got in my van and drove away, I praised God for allowing me to have a lovely time at the legion.  The fun, food and fellowship was such a blessing to me.  A blessing that I never, ever expected.

He has a way of always encouraging us, when He believes we need it.  For this, I will always be thankful!

Until next time...

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