What gives you the motivation?
If given a blank canvas – what picture will you draw?
If given a blank page – what ideas will you write?
In looking at this frame, do you zoom into the dot or do you zoom out and see the blank page?
Sometimes…there’s just nothing to say…just a lot to smile about!
In reading Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”, a few things stand out:
I was waiting at the DMV last week. Big mistake going to get your license renewed at the end of the month! It took over 2 hours to get it done...
I was reading the book while waiting and coincidentally, the chapter I was reading was exploring the topic:
“Life is a test…”
I don’t really like taking tests. There are days that I’m “A-cing” it, there are days that I barely pass it…and then there are days that I’m F-ing it!
We hear the phrase, “G-d does not give you a challenge you can’t handle.” ..but there are times, we would rather let the challenges pass us by…
Needless to say, I calmly waited for my turn, and with the help of a dear friend, I didn’t need to rush home to get my little guy! (So lucky I have a friend closeby!)
“Partial obedience is disobedience.”
I told my little guy that phrase and of course he said, “Yeah, but…”
This holiday season, most of us think of our families and friends. Chanukah’s this weekend and Christmas is just a few weeks away. My Crumbcatchers (minus one) put together the tree and the littlest one put together the Nativity (laying on top of a Chanukah-inspired placemat)
He asked, “Mom isn’t Christmas Jesus’ birthday?”I replied, “Yes, sweetie.”
He continued, “Then why do we get gifts?”
"Love is a gift..."
God is happy when we’re happy….Just like every parent…Just like Grandma!
Almost every year when it’s grandma’s birthday, she’s the one who’s giving us gifts – with her baked goods, goodies, hugs and kisses. She enjoys seeing her children and grandchildren smile.
So this weekend, on her birthday – guess who’s making dinner and giving us goodies?
It’s that unconditional love…
that never ending song that warms our heart…
that ever ready arms waiting to give hugs and assurance that we’re good!
(Happy Birthday, mom. )
LOVE is saying thank you and giving praise…
Enjoy the holiday season. Try to see the bigger picture. Keep smiling.