Tonya came to her first Christian Women’s Connection meeting alone, knowing no one. She came as a single musical note who needed a long overdue time-out from the incessant press of deadlines and demands of her hectic schedule. Yet, before she left, Tonya struck a chord. She connected with Katherine.
A chord is two or more individual notes that sound together in harmony. For Tonya and Katherine, what began as quick individual introductions blossomed into the harmony of friendship bonded by common interests and mutual caring about how the other was doing on a given day.
Making connections, however, is not automatic. It requires intentional action. Like Tonya and Katherine’s. Their friendship never would have happened had they not each decided to make time to attend a CWC event. In that event, they found a place to sit around with other women, laugh, tell stories, and let their hair down for a moment. They found a place to share their joys, admit their struggles, and discover they are not alone. They found a place where they can strike a chord … the chord of friendship.
Just like Tonya and Katherine, I’ve heard other examples of women connecting and striking chords. Together, we make a symphony. And, as with any musical piece, every note — that’s you — has a place and makes a difference. If one note is missing, the chord falls apart. I hope you will plan to strike a chord.
Have you found a place to strike a chord? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.