Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

July 19 Daily Quote

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Each day provides its own gifts.
Marcus Aurelius

Each day provides its own gifts and today is no different from any other.

Tonight while you lay on your bed discouraged because there have been some failures and some losses, remember to count the gifts as well.  The accomplishments of the little one who means so much to you.  The tasks you were able to complete today.  The laughter of the children as they played.  The joy of new discoveries.  So many gifts have come your way today.  What a wonderful day it has been!

August 1 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

There are a lot of quotes to be had that inform us of the undesirability of family. These quotes all seem to indicate that family members are people to be endured but rarely enjoyed. There are times when every one of us can sympathize with that sentiment.

That being said, I think it might be time to take a moment to stop and look at your family member as a gift from God.  No fair thinking thoughts like, ‘God has a terrible sense of humor’; or ‘I guess it’s the thought that counts’. Take the time to remember the fun you had with that person when you were children.

Remember a few times when you expressed love for one another. Remember when that person helped you or affirmed you in some way.  That person was a gift to you as you are to them. Do the best you can to make sure you’re the gift God intended.  When sometimes the hurt they cause doesn’t look like a gift, take a little time to think of the times they were the perfect gift.

 

May 19 Quote of the Day

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

For it is in giving that we receive.
Francis of Assisi

 

What do you like best about Christmas?  My favorite part of Christmas is watching the little ones open their gifts.

Their joy is almost a living thing. If I were to have Christmas alone with presents from thousands of people who knew me, it would be a poor substitute for the ones I have now with the children and grandchildren I love.  Giving brings so much happiness. When you give something that someone else needs or wants, it gives joy to the recipient that bounces back to you tenfold.   The best gifts are the smiles of those who love us.

 

July 13 Daily Verse

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotton Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  • John 3:16

 

Father, I am in awe of You,  a God who would give His Son for me. And I am in awe of Your Son who would come to this world knowing how little He would be accepted and to what lengths people would go to reject Him. Father and Son may we work each day to show others how much Your love means to us.

 

April 20 Daily Verse

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning

Father, we thank You for the good You have brought to our lives. We thank You for our children, our grandchildren, our spouses, our homes. We thank You that we have been blessed by Your goodness and love.

March 11 Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Each day provides it’s own gifts.
Marcus Aurelius

Does this day seem like it will never end? Has this day just begun and you are already dreading it? Remember this. Somewhere in this day will be a gift for you. Look for it! It’s there waiting to lift you up out of the doldrums and into a much sunnier atmosphere.

Gifting Dilemna

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Q:  Our grand kids have everything under the sun.  Both their parents and their other grand parents shower them with clothing, electronics, and toys.  They have more than they can wear and more than they can play with.  We cannot compete in gift giving.  We have a birthday coming up in March.  We don’t want to appear cheap but we do want them to remember us.  Do you have any ideas?

A:  Dear Grandma:    I once heard a speaker discuss a letter from a child. The child had been asked why grandmas were important and the child had responded by saying that “grandma’s are the only ones who have time”. Might I suggest that the things others are purchasing are no where near as important as the time you give your grandchild. You want them to remember you? On this next birthday, may I suggest three tickets to the zoo – one for your grandchild, one for you and one for Grandpa. Or maybe three tickets to a movie. Or maybe even four tickets so they can bring a friend. The gift of a fun time with Grandma will have far more value than that electronic toy that is just one dead battery away from being useless.