Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let's Love

On Sunday morning we just had Rocco because
Bo & Annie had spent the night with my mom.

So before church we broke our usual routine & went to Caribou.

It was a relaxing morning and as I stood in line to order drinks I couldn't help but smile & then sneak my camera out to take a pic of Rocco and his Dad across the shop.


Then as heard myself ordering my own drink:

"Medium, Macadamia, coconut, mocha, with dark chocolate, non-fat, decaf, no whip please."  I was struck by a sense of guilt & pain for those in Japan.  Here I was ordering this ridiculous (delicious) drink when the initial, very devastating, news of Japan was pouring in, and besides heartbreak, it really hadn't effected my life at all.

I looked at Rocco all cozy & safe with his hot chocolate, waving for the camera, and thought of his innocence to the world around him,

and I thanked the Lord.

For many things.

Then in the last few days I have been trying to think of little things I could do for people HERE.  So many families close to home have their own worries & heartbreak and are so easy to help.  I decided I wanted to step up my LOVE FOR CHRIST with actions.

The little things like:

Sending off a note to SOMEONE
who needs some encouragement in the midst of his own battles,


and sending Annie off to school today with a handful of daffodils for her teacher whose son was one of the first American Troops arrive in Japan.

And then last night my mom surprised me, LOVED ME, with the sweetest pot of flowers I have ever seen.


And I was happy.
The little things.

Let's not take our safety & comforts for granted.
Let's encourage others in love while we can.

If you have a little act of kindness in the next few weeks please let me know & if you blog about it & I would love to link to your post.  Not to brag but to be contagious.  You never know who you may inspire.

 Let's Love.




30 comments:

MS/AC Fan said...

I think your next act of kindness should involve those cookies I saw in an earlier post, and your younger sister... ;)
JK B, great idea with the doing what we can to encourage others. We all have so much to be thankful for.

blueviolet said...

This gave me chills upon chills. Your kind soul and true generosity of spirit touched my heart. I will absolutely be living in a Let's Love kind of way.

Thank you for this beautiful post.

Beth said...

Brilliant! As all actions have a ripple effect across the world, loving greatly (and random acts of kindness) are a perfectly tangible way to help everyone. :)

Jessie Thompson said...

Libbie!

My first thought was "Caribou?!"

And then I kept reading and you brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for such a thoughtful and inspiring post. Sometimes I feel like I am living on autopilot with the chaos of life. It is good to be reminded sometimes to stop and THINK and FEEL and DO!:)

Two Shades of Pink said...

I am so in. This post was so incredibly touching and inspiring in of itself. I take so much for granted including the love and saving knowledge of Christ. My busy life causes me to forget love in action. Lib, I love your heart and your perspectives. You are just plain fabulous!

Can do mom said...

Thank you for the timely reminder. My SIL and I had a little fb tiff today (things are very heated in WI, sadly) and I've been feeling out of sorts. The fact is, even though we are politically polar opposites, I love my SIL. Really and truly love her.

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

clau said...

Hi beautiful,your post really touch my heart,thank you!I'd love to pick some flowers and to give them to people who I meet on the street.At first the look at me surprised but at last a beautiful smile rise on their faces and I feel more happy.Thanks to share these touching captures with us!
Xoxo from your Italian friend

koralee said...

I love this post...it is sooo true...and we do need to help those in need..it is our responsibility....thank you for all your sweetness. xoxoxo

Victoria said...

This is just the sweetest post. Thank you for the reminder!

Gujjari said...

I Love this post..........

Thanks and Regards....

http://mydaughtersdreams.blogspot.com/

Martina said...

Libbie - such a wonderful post! I just love this approach to the troubling and sad news. Because all of us can do a little something to make this place a little happier. And the little things make us feel more hopeful. Will think about something! xox

Debbie said...

Isn't it amazing how God passes His love around through us. There is pain and suffering in this world but the most beautiful love extends from His hands here on earth. Your post blessed me. Thank you.

Karen said...

Oh, what a great idea! Thanks for that wonderful suggestion.

Yes, we are blessed, undeservedly blessed.

Jen Van Haften said...

I saw the flowers in Mrs. O's room today, as I got to hang with the first graders for about an hour this afternoon. The flowers were gorgeous! Thanks for the reminder that even though our hearts are breaking for Japan there are things right here we can do to bless others around us. To be Jesus with skin on for people who need it.

Lysa said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! And thank you for sharing your thoughts here! I DO love the way GOd intersects people! Isn't technology great!?
Many blessings to you sweet lady!

Marla said...

Oh honey, you so inspire me on a regular basis.

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