Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I don't have classes on Thursdays, a fact I appreciate as time to recover, and do homework, and simply catch my breath.

I started this morning almost as early as days with classes, though, because I needed to catch a bus to meet a friend for tea.

The way in which I met this friend still makes me laugh - at a very unlikely event, one that God quite literally dragged me to, making my attendance unavoidable.  I wanted nothing so much as to not attend, but ended up attending and meeting a friend with whom I share many unexpected commonalities.

We don't see each other often, and our friendship is still very much in the getting to know each other phase, but the conversations are always challenging and inspiring, usually over starbucks.  This morning was no exception, and I left feeling encouraged and so thankful for this unlikely friendship, today.

Last night I took a 90 minute warm (as opposed to hot - the room is only heated to 25 C instead of 39 C) yoga class.  Yoga was one of the things we talked about over coffee this morning.  We share a mutual hatred of exercise and have both recently begun taking yoga classes and discovered that not only do we not hate it, but we actually enjoy it.

A conversation that spanned family, Spanish, missions, yoga, food, travel, life, health, self-care and faith is, well, perhaps broad and unusual in my experience, but is also pretty much my idea of heaven and I'm quite delighted to have started this day off like that.

And now, I'm off to tackle homework and some to do list tasks before house church tonight.  I'll be back later with the daily 5!