Friday, November 20, 2009

Food For Thought

I've got so much to say, but I am earning a living today and need to stay focused.  I AM compelled to share that I am joining Lysa TerKeurst for 37 Days of Kindness.  Her message came to me at the right time and for the right reason.  I am oh so grateful it did. 

As we gear up for holiday shopping, and decorating, and cooking, and baking . . . let's also throw ourselves into loving each other and giving Thanks for our gifts.  The gift of home, family and health.  E and I are going away this weekend and my kids are beside themselves to go to their Grandma's house.  I could easily have thrown them a wave them this morning and let their sleepover bliss carry them through until I see them again.

But I didn't.

I stopped them both in their tracks (much to The Athlete's chagrin) and kissed them firmly and said "I love you like crazy".

If the Lord decides that I won't get the chance to see them again I want to be sure that is what I leave them with.

Are you leaving your mark on the world?

Is it a good one?

Go love someone more than they want to be loved and have a great weekend.

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15: 58


McVal said...

What a nice thing to leave them with for the day! The last thing I'll probably say is, "Don't slam the seat belt in the door!" Preceeded of course with "I love you!"

MiMi said...

I'm with Val. "I love you! Don't hit your brother, stop it!!!!" But you did good.

WhisperingWriter said...

How nice!

Emmy said...

Very good advice :)

Helene said...

This is such a great post! I'm the same way....everytime I say goodbye to my kids, even if it's just them going to the store with my hubby, I always make sure to stop and give them each a kiss and a hug and say I love you. I'm always thinking "what if this is the last time I see them?". Kinda morbid but I never want to be one of those people who wished they had had the opportunity to hug/kiss their children.

tori said...

"go and love someone more than they want to be loved" That is a perfect motto for loving on teenagers!!! I have to force them to give me hugs and kisses sometimes but I know they need it even though they don't think they do. great post!

shortmama said...

I cannot leave my house without showering my kids with kisses and love yous.

JennyMac said...

So thoughtful...Sometimes slowing down is fundamental to our lives. Love your message and that is a darling pic you of you and the kids.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Very nice!

♥georgie♥ said...

I love this post!
stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tooj said...

I love the quote you have at the end. Thanks for sharing that. I will try and spread extra love to those who don't think they "need" it right now.


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