Sunday, November 16, 2008

Take the time...

What a week it has been!!! Nothing like a couple close calls to remind you what really matters. During church Pastor Scott reminded us of the Sabbath. That doesn't necessarily mean keeping a whole day open and you do nothing...although wouldn't it be nice to spend that day just visiting and no chores. All you need to do is "steal" a few minutes here and there. It could be taking the time to scratch your favorite fuzzy buddy, have a cup of tea with your best friend, read a story with your kids or drink in a sunrise or sunset.

You would also be amazed how good it feels being nice. We tell are kids to be nice while we get frustrated with the person who sits at the green light, roll our eyes when the cashier calls for a price check for the patron in front of us or slight the waitress on her tip when she forgets the ketchup. We never know what a difference just being nice could make. Maybe the person sitting at the light is lost in thought because their Mother just passed away. While their checking on the price say Hello you just might make a new friend. And as for the waitress...she remembered your fries!! We all have hectic, frustrating, stress filled lives. But if we slow down half a step, take the time to love our friends and family, soak in the view of God's amazing creation we call earth and treat people the way we would like to be treated...Wow just imagine.


Dr M said...

If there is one person in my life that I know who lives those beautiful words of is YOU. You and your family are truely GOD's gift to "Me and Mine" as you reveal to us by your actions...what is important...and what is not.
Thank You.
Dr M

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... Well said!! Thanks for reminding us of this fact! We certainly want to be on Santa's NICE list not the NAUGHTY list!

You must be taking "writing lessons" from Dr. M! Good job!!

Amy Johnson said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm so glad I popped in here and visited yours. It was so refreshing. Reading thru some of your posts I had to chuckle how much alike we were. Were both women of faith, we live in the country, although my family doesn't hunt, we love nature and live in the best hunting area in the state, I heat my house with firewood, and I would love to have chickens someday! I'm putting you on my blog follow list.