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