Tuesday, 7 July 2015
A little bit of this and a little bit of that . . .
I know that Tuesday is my Simple Woman's Daybook day, but that is a post which takes a long time to do and we are off early this morning to a meeting in Rhyll which is quite a ways a way and so I am postponing my Simple Woman post for tomorrow when I will have more time!
I did that little girl up there at the top of this post late yesterday afternoon while we were waiting for people to arrive. We had invited a single mum and her girls over for a FHE last night. We had a small lesson we were going to teach and a short video to watch. Some simple games to play and some snacks to end the evening on. The plan was to teach them the importance of setting special time aside for doing things together as a family. Unfortunately they didn't show up, nor did they call to cancel. I was a bit disappointed because we had really looked forward to seeing them, but that is all a part and parcel of being a Missionary. People often don't show up for things or cancel at the last minute. We will try again another time. She probably simply forgot. It happens.
That is not a simple thing to do. Our human side gets hurt or angry, disappointed etc. The natural thing is to react in kind. It takes work and determination to let kindness and love rule your reactions. It flys against our very nature. It can be done though, with practise . . . and the more you do it the easier it becomes. Although, every once in a while you will still slip up a tiny bit. Nobody is perfect I guess, but at least if you are trying, then that is progress!
This is the video that we were going to share last night. I really like it. I can relate to it. How often do we wander through life only enjoying a portion of what we are entitled to enjoy . . . quite simply because we did not know what we were entitled to enjoy? Life is a big banquet of joyful things . . . do we only grab a few potato chips surreptitiously and eat them in the corner? Or do we allow ourselves to belly up to the banquet table and feast upon that we have offered to us? Do we snack or do we feast?
I am a feaster. Now.
But for many years I just snacked. (If you want watch the video which is on my favourites list right after that one. It's a girl and her brother singing and it's fabulous. So talented!)
And with that I will leave you for a thought for today . . .
Exhaust the little moment, soon it dies.
And be it gush or gold,
it will not come again in this disguise.
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Barbequed Turkey Meatball Sandwiches for Two.
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Whatever it brings to your table, don't forget . . .
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And I do too!