The Whisper Within

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Curbing Companionship Cravings

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chocolate-ice-cream-in-a-bowl-with-chocolate-syrupAnyone who knows me, understands that I crave companionship like a big bowl of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream but ever since I was diagnosed with Lyme disease I have been forced to live without sugar and dairy. Double whammy! I have learned to eat a balance diet and  lead a balanced life but yesterday my craving crept in. I had the urge for both the sweet taste of empty calories and the sweet taste of love. Double Whammy! The emptiness hurt.

Last night I walked into my church’s great room to feed the homeless and a set of blue “puppy” eyes called me over. I felt God almost nudge me. Go over. I sat next to the disheveled man and we talked like friends. As we bowed our heads to pray before dinner he asked if he could hold my hand. I obliged. After the prayer, he looked at me and said, “You have kind and genuine eyes. You can tell you are special. You really made my night. I am lonely but tonight I don’t feel so alone.”

I blushed and said, “Funny, Joe. I was ready to tell you the same thing. You made me happy tonight, too.” I got up from the table and gave Joe a hug and funny feeling came over me. I felt loved.

It was kinda like the dog rescue bumper sticker. “Who rescued who?”

No ice cream was needed. My craving was satisfied. I don’t want empty calories or just a sweet taste of ice cream. No “In and Out” drive thru meal either. I am a Midwestern girl and am waiting for a steak and baked potato with all the fixings.

We all desire companionship. Joe was starving for it. Who do you know that may need to feel love? It could be someone in front of you at the check-out lane. A hug may make the difference. I hope that you hear God whisper to you. If you are single, God just may be using your single time for reason. I know he is using mine.

Author: Lisa A. Riehm

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have been single for the last twenty years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 26)and Tarah (25). I am a originally from Chicago but by listening to “The Whisper Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga but have been sick for the last few years fighting Lyme disease. GOD will heal me but in the meantime, I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale, crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

One thought on “Curbing Companionship Cravings

  1. Aaah, what a great heartwarming post. A wonderful reminder that a bit of kindness touches the soul. Blessings back,


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