Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let's tell em we love em

Cooking, cleaning and decorating are not what I love. I do them out of necessity and once in awhile can have fun doing it. My passion is people.

Relationship...that's what I'm focusing on right now. Not that I am the expert, but having five kids ages 10-19 and a few extras that call me "mom" I can say this,  When they are all raised and I am old and gray I will tell you what didn't work. So far so good with them, they are great kids. I love kids. Always have. All ages, all stages. Maybe I just love people.

In this unstable economy, relationships are the one thing that does not cost money and the return on the investment far surpasses what a healthy portfolio will bring you. These dividends pay out great. For now and for eternity.

So take the time this week to outwardly express to those around you that you love them. That you are proud of them. That you are thankful God has brought them into your life. One thing we do at our house after praying and Bible reading is tell each person one thing you love about them. My boys wait for this. They love it! Everyone's attitudes change. Try it. If saying out loud is to hard at first, write it down for them. A list for each person, The things I love about you.

See what happens....we rise up to the challenge and become the person they think we are. 

I like this quote:
“Children will not remember you for the material things provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
 Richard L. Evans

Be encouraged.
Let's change the world. One heart at a time.



  1. LOVE! So true! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. So true Lorinda.. I couldn't agree more! I loved the way you said it's like an investment. Great post!!

  3. You are a beautiful person! Thanks for sharing your heart.

  4. This is a great post. I really don't know any of you, except Barbara a little (she lived in new ipswich), but I spoke with your mom for a long time this summer at Annie and Steve's "tour de bumpy" party! She is sure proud of all of you and I can see why. You're a talented group and I can see that the Lord is first in your life. May God bless you all and all who read this post may you be blessed also. Helen Hakala

  5. Oh Yeah! Guess I know you girls a little, when I started reading this, I thought: "Yup - this is Lorinda."
    =) Pat Aho