|Yes. That would be me and my darling daughter... one or two years ago!|
Then I did a few chores...
A little bit of laundry needed doing...
and I thought about a country where there are no washing machines...
A few dishes needed to be cleaned up since I was lazy last night...
and I thought of a continent where most of the population does not have access to clean water...
I had a luscious breakfast with the biggest strawberries I have seen in ages. Chocolate was included on my menu...
and I thought about the mamas who cry because there is no food - they don't cry because they are hungry (though they are), they cry because their children are hungry...
I was grateful and sad. But life is like that. So many of the things that touch us deeply, bring just a touch of sadness, too.
Like being a mama.
|The baby grew up. She has the baby toy for her babies now! And the baby blanket is still around somewhere...|
Mark Harris Find Your Wings music video from mark-harris on GodTube.
And then finding that your grown up daughter is all that you hoped she would be and is now dreaming dreams for her children.
Let Them Dream God-Sized Dreams
What is wonderful about those grateful/sad moments is that you can change them to grateful/sad/grateful moments by taking a little time to invest in the lives of others.
Call your daughter. (Joking - she called me first, but I was outside. haha)
Plant a seed of hope with an encouraging word to a young mom.
Drop off some food at your local food bank.
Give a couple of hours of undivided attention to a child.
Take time to let an elderly relative know that they are loved.
Sponsor a child through World Vision.
Buy a well.
Okay. So I still have a few big dreams. How about you?
Looking back and looking forward,