This surprised me. In a good way, though. At first she said that she didn't feel like she really knew a person until she knew where their dishes went. I laughed, and probably said something about how mine generally went in the sink or on the counter. Later, though she told me that she wanted more friends that she was close enough to that she could serve by doing their dishes, or laundry, or whatever. I was just flattered that she wants to be my good friend, and very appreciative of the service. I had been trying to convince myself to just go do the dishes all day, and she made it fun because we were doing something so simple! and productive together. Her attitude towards service was so enlightening to me. I've been pretty caught up in my own little world lately, when this really is the season for giving and serving. That's what this whole life is about, really.
It sometimes amazes me that there are such nice and wonderful people in this world. I'm grateful to have a few of those people close to me, both as family and as friends.