I recently received a phone call from an out-of-state friend telling me someone dear to her had recently moved to an assisted living facility in Michigan not far from where I live. She wondered if I'd be willing to pay her a visit and have a cup of tea with her.
I told her I'd be delighted to, and last Friday I packed a traveling tea party basket and set out for the assisted living facility.
A traveling tea party doesn't have to be elaborate - tea, tea cups, napkins, and cookies or scones.
Tea is such a great connector. We chatted and sipped tea as though we had been long-time friends.
As I left the assisted living facility, I smiled knowing a cup of tea and a little bit of kindness had brought gladness to both our hearts, and the seed of friendship had been sown.
"...Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."
Proverbs 11:25 NLT