T is for TIME
We are only given 24 hours in a day. That seems like a lot of time. But is it really? So much time is spent on this little computer I hold in my hand. So much time is spent facing forward staring at a television. As we speed into 2018, I want to be diligent of precious moments we are given.
Ecclesiastes 3v 1-8
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
H is for HANDS
Hands are for helping others
Hands are for holding babies and the hands of the ones you love
Hands are for creating
Hands are for petting the sweet old dog you love so much
Hands are for so much more.
A is for ANSWERS
Do you wait for answers?
Of course you do.
Sometimes the answers are scary and you might not want to hear
Sometimes the answers are exciting and the beginning of a great adventure
No matter what the answer is, grab it with gusto.
N is for NICE
I have a sign in my mudroom that says “Because Nice Matters.”
It really does
K is for Kiss
Always kiss the one you Love
S is SELF
Don’t forget you.
Take time to rest
Take time to have fun
Take time for you
G is for GIVE
Always give more than you have.
You won’t be disappointed.
I is for INQUIRE
Talk to people
Ask them about them
Don’t forget to listen. People are so interesting and lead lives worthy of hearing about.
Make sure you aren’t waiting for them to take a breath so you can talk about you.
V is for VICTORY
Celebrate the little things
Life’s victories don’t have to be of gigantic proportions.
I is for IMPROVE
We can all improve somehow.
Is there something you have wanted to learn but are too afraid?
My favorite quote from the movie We Bought a Zoo:
You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.
N is for NOW
Don’t wait until later
Don’t wait until tomorrow
Somethings need to be done right now.
What is it?
What needs to be done right now?
You know you have something.
G is for GROW
As we near the end of this year, look back and see where you’ve grown.
It’s important to grow. Not in pants size but in integrity and in faithfulness. Grow in kindness and goodness.
Grow in giving and in serving.
Grow in _________________.
It’s 4:22am on this Thanksgiving morning. I woke thinking of the day ahead. My brain immediately goes to the preparations for lunch.
The food has already been prepared and just needs to go it the oven. My family is home. They all sleep in the big house tonight. We will gather around a table tomorrow and stuff ourselves silly. I love thanksgiving food.
We will watch a movie together, cause that’s what Kyle and I love to do. We will watch the Cowboys at 4:30 because that’s a Thanksgiving tradition.
We will laugh and we will share
We will savor the time we have as a family because it doesn’t happen as often as it used to. Lives are busy and this Momma and Grandmomma doesn’t want to miss a second
I am thankful for you.