I was pleasantly surprised by a turn of phrase.  The word cluster stopped me in my tracks.

A family I would call friends has a gracious way of letting you know that you are appreciated.  They will comment on Facebook, send cards, and be generous in their words.  This is the kind of people you want to know, and enjoy knowing!

This past week we received a card from them.  Nothing out of the ordinary – but truly extraordinary.

In our day and age we don’t much pass us cards anymore.  Nor do we often show appreciation unless prompted by a Facebook comment or an unintentional serendipity crossing of paths.

Which makes those who have a discipline of encouragement all the more unusual. 

May their tribe increase – and may I be one of that tribe!