I have fond memories of growing up and playing croquet but while John and I were staying at a lovely place in a very tiny town in California years ago, we played bocce ball for the first time with some fellow guests. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time playing while our new friends Les and Joan sat on a nearby bench and laughed at us all as we played.
Les and Joan became our very dear friends on that trip.
They were just what we needed in that season of our life and since but Les passed away a couple of years ago. Little did we know how much that little get-away would completely change our life. I have never met two people which such a sincere love for others. I have never met two people with such genuine humility. You probably know what I mean for this is a rare treasure to find in relationships, indeed; and, it will change your life for the better every single time that you find it.
When I grow up, I want to be just like Les and Joan… humble, sincere and playful. I hope that you have random encounters from God today that change your life! A get-away might just do the trick.
Bocce ball, anyone? I won’t brag if I win. 😉