This past week I was wondering, as my girls are older, what were they going to do for me this Mother's Day? I thought, if I get a cup of tea made for me, a hug and a kiss and the desire to be "available" all day, I would be happy. And my mind kept mulling...
Then a thought came across my mind! Why not bake up a storm? Why not instead of just phoning my Mom (I know, not very loving and daughter-like right?) invite her over for lunch. I thought, I am going to be a blessing this Mother's day, instead of waiting for my kids to bless me, I'm going to bless them. I felt so inspired, so free, so happy. I was going to use this opportunity to bless my girls so they go away feeling happy and
I have been so excited to do just that. The focus of Mother's day for me, was not on me! It was on them. Now I know we daily try to bless our children but in myself it was a mind shift, a perspective change of instead of waiting to be blessed, or expecting nothing so as to not be disappointed (have you done this before?), I chose to bless first. It felt good. And in looking to bless them, they blessed me anyway and I was so chuffed!
|Cupcake teapot from my girls :)|
Acts 20 v 35(b):...And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
I encourage you today as you acknowledge the Lord's blessing in your life, to bless others, so they see Him too.
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