Monday, September 21, 2015

What Do You See When You Look at Someone

I've been talking to a lot of people lately about relationships.  So many have a strong desire to be married or at least be in a good/healthy relationship but can't figure out how to do that.

What do you see when you look at someone?

     Most people see...
         physical beauty/ugliness
         money or lack there of
         status in society

     Important to see...
         what their source for happiness is
         how do they treat others
         what do they think of themselves

I challenge you, when you talk to others, to change what you see.  Start looking through God's eyes. See what He sees.

       A rich man to the world may be a pauper to God.
       A beautiful lady to the world may be a wart faced leper to God.
       A poor man to the world may be a prince to God.
       An ugly woman to the world may be an angelic angel to God.

Who do you want to surround yourself with, those the world finds attractive or those God knows are royalty?  Are you more interested in what others think about your spouse or how well the two of you work together/how he or she treats you?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Best Gift

I have been reading Say Goodbye to Whining Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... In You and Your Kids.  Along with this book is Kids Honor Club children's curriculum.  

Right away the book talks about giving gifts.  Some gifts we give are bags of dirt, whining, complaining, bragging, etc.  Then there are precious gifts, thank yous, I love yous, hugs, smiles, thinking of others first.

I was itching to start this curriculum but waited until a little guy who spends the days with us was back from vacation :)  So last week we started.

What does it mean to show honor?
1. Treating people as special
2.  Doing more than what's expected
3.  Having a good attitude

We have only done the first lesson thus far but we keep using it every day.  How have you shown honor today?  - giving my brother the color otter pop he wanted even though it was the one I wanted too - I didn't hit anybody  - giving you a hug and kiss  - picking up my toys without complaining

Well, I tell you what!  Those gifts are the BEST gifts ever.  Being showed honor, seeing your children treat others with honor, seeing others treat your children with honor...  What more could one ask for?!  I am so looking forward to the next lesson :)

BEWARE:  This will change you too!!!