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.