Monday, March 8, 2010
I don't remember who sent me the email several months ago, and I can't even remember the lesson that went with it. Well, it wasn't about memory, so stay with me. The email was about self-worth. I think at some point each of us has wondered about our own worth. And sometimes I think we wonder what kind of impact we leave on the people around us. "Do they know we are here?" "Would they miss us if we were gone?" "Would they be happy if we were gone?" "Or sad they we've left." I had a friend, or perhaps I should call him an acquaintance. I think his lot in life was to argue with every one he met. I'm sure you've known someone like that in your life too. If you said it was raining, he would say the sun was out. If you saw blue skies, he saw clouds. And so it would go. After being around him for a while, I have to admit I was anxious to see him leave. I've been with other friends I couldn't get enough of. When they get up to leave I try to entice them with one more cup of tea, or another cookie. Just to spend a little more time together. I read just this morning I Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. My prayer is that I'm doing that. I hope I'm the one you want to spend just a little more time with, you will entice me with another cup of tea, or a cookie. I pray that I leave you feeling a little better when I leave than when I got there. Whenever I visit my children my daughter-in-law usually says to me, "Mom, please stay another day, I'll take you to the mall and I'll buy you a new outfit." I smile at her and gave her another kiss. And with tears of joy in my eyes at her outpouring of love. But what I have always said to her is, "Honey, I would love to stay another day, but I don't want you to be as happy when I leave as you were when I got here." Try to make a difference in someone's life today. Make them happy they know you. I am, and I love you.