Joining Ginny today. I knitted a simple wash cloth (just a square that was all garter stitch) and then crocheted this scrubbie type wash cloth for my husband.
Setting: A busy breakfast restaurant where a TV is mounted directly over my head. He keeps glancing up while we are talking, so I give him "the look".
Hubby: I'm just watching that game, you know, the one with the funny shaped ball. (This is a reference to the fact that he knows nothing about sports and likes it that way.)
Hubby: No, football. Soccer doesn't have funny shaped balls.
Me: Yes they do! They have all those weird hexagons all over them so they look round, but close up they really aren't.
Hubby: Oh, yeah. I forgot about that...(deadpan) I love talking sports with you.
I am reading Nick Hornsby's "Juliet, Naked". I rarely read novels, and I am really enjoying it. I love how honest his characters' inner dialogues are. And there is always a very subtle thread of kindness that runs through his books, which I love. This is one of my favorite songs because I love the lyrics (particularly the line "in the end, only kindness matters") and it makes me think of Ginny and her blog. We've never met, or even spoken--I only "know" her through her blog, which I love reading.
I want to be more kind. I have been reading the book of John again to try to connect more with Jesus. People were amazed by him and loved being with him. I know that kindness would have been such a strong presence. I am counting on him to be kind with me.