Monday, August 25, 2008
I am so thankful for things that have become less important to our family focus. Every night we would be so busy we would just whip up dinner, pull out the tv trays and eat on the go. TV on and gazing at the screen. Lately we have eaten every meal together at our table. CJ talks about things at school. April and I laughing at silly things throughout the day. It's funny...kinda... that CJ cant even sit still long enough to let alone eat, but hold a conversation. Little things that get caught up in the business of a schedule. Little things like reading my sons comic books that he draws up and responding in resounding praise for his efforts. Little things like laying together and enjoying the Olympics. It's those things that build a family. More than dressing up and attending church, but going to church together and discussing the service after, like helping your son sell his coupon books for a fundraiser at school.... can you believe school just started and they already have him selling stuff? Anyways, just hit me today, how our family is rediscovering the gifts hidden in the little things. Things you feel that you lost... they are there, they are just hidden... in the little things.
Try it. Find something that you might think is just not that important. Things you kinda set aside due to not having time. It's those things that built your relationships in the first place. Try one of these...
1) Go through your contact list on your cell phone and find someone you haven't talked to in awhile and call them. Tell them you were just thinking about them and you love them.
2) Freak your mom out and send her an email thanking her for everything she has been to you... just because she is your mom.
3) Turn the tv off at dinner and enjoy no noise.
4) Call your brother and tell him you love him... then call him a fag :)
5) Comment on your friends blog and tell him he's an intelligent genius and how good his blog is :)
Try at least one of these... little things make a big difference (sounds like a bumper sticker)
Posted by phipps at 8:39 PM