It warms my heart to know there are so many good people in the world...I see and work with so many of them everyday. Today was one of those days. I have often felt like I was one of few in my circle that have had the financial struggles I have had over the past 2 years. What I found amazing is that 2 wonderful christian teachers I work for are struggling financially in different ways because their marital situation is different then mine but were in tears because of my situation. It brings me so much comfort and joy knowing that despite their own struggles they still find the time to pray for us and to share their stories. As human beings don't we all want to be loved and do well by our children and families? I was aware of one of them because she was actually on The Undercover Boss a few weeks ago and when I watched the show. When I found out about her story it brought tears to my eyes for 2 reasons. I love that show because they have helped out so many wonderful people and this friend who is a woman, wife, teacher, friend is such a wonderful person. It hurts to see those you love hurting and worried about loosing everything they have worked so hard for...so my message today is simple.
Please try to remember that behind every face there is always more than the outer features. That there are so many people those we know and don't know that are facing the most challenging times ever. I wish we could all be more compassionate and sympathetic to everyone we encounter. To put our own moods aside for just one day. To reach out to someone else who may be hurting. To lend a hand to a friend or stranger if you can see they need a hug or help. Why can't we each do a little more to make the world a better place everyday?
So my challenge to you is to find time to help at least one person this weekend, to make the world a little brighter and happier because you/I were blessed with another day. Thank those who have been there for you and hug your kids just because.....you love them!!! Maybe it is time to do something for YOU today. I also know that as moms and women we don't take the time to pamper ourselves after doing all that we do each and every day. So you have my permission to do that do. If you do please share with me what you do for you and for someone else. I love the randomness of giving and doing for others and am always looking for fun and new ways to do so.
Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad. Today they would have been married 49 years. My dad passed away 12 years ago but I still cherish this day and feel for my mom who still misses him so much. I was blessed to have 2 parents who loved and worked so hard so that we could have the childhood we did. So thankful they were set up on a blind date 50 years ago by 2 friends who cared enough about them both to do so. One act resulted in a marraige of 37 years, 4 kids and 13 grandchildren.
Happy Birthday to Aunt RaRa in SA. We are hoping she has the best birthday weekend ever and wish we were going to be there with them to celebrate her special day today!