Thanks to all who responded last week to my blog on pick-up lines. I’m swimming in advice, suggestions, stories, and your experiences. I had so much fun reading all that you shared. I intended my post to be playful but when I reread it, I see that it might have come across a bit too serious and maybe even arrogant. After all the man I referred to simply asked me a question. He didn’t invite me out for coffee! This week I saw him in class again and we exchanged hellos and smiles. I was relieved. Maybe he was too. 🙂
My exchanges with each of you got me thinking about the many wonderful men in my life and how much I appreciate them–especially now that my husband is gone. I salute each one for his friendship, help with tasks, good humor, advice when needed, and conversation.
Don trimmed our roses last spring when Charles could no longer garden.
Steve is ready to paint, fix a faucet, or install an appliance when needed.
Tom keeps my lawn and shrubs in perfect shape.
Mike brought me dinners when things were tough those first few months. He’s the cook in his family.
Bruce, my son-in-law, keeps my car humming.
Wayne has a joke ready to share whenever I run into him.
Terry is my friend in the world of publishing.
Rene and Mark preach the perfect sermons on Sundays to keep me going all week long.
Alan is my exercise coach. I stay in shape because of his Senior Circuit classes at the gym.
Joe and Bill see after my finances and taxes.
Another Bruce is my line dancing teacher.
And of course, there are my brother Kevin and my son Jim, especially dear to me and always ready to help.
There are so many more amazing males in my life, I can’t list them all here. I realize as I count these blessings that I am rich in relationships of both genders.
I miss my number one man–Charles–but there are plenty of good guys out there to encourage and support me. I need to focus on what I have and not worry about what might come. Today is what matters, and today I am a blessed woman.
Who are the good guys in your life, whether you’re single or married?
Let all that I am praise the LORD;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.