We went our way and then , just as we were checking out, she scooted up behind us. She wanted to thank us for noticing her need and helping her. The kids faces were shining! They were more excited than ever to know that they had been a blessing. That started more dialogue on the way home between the three of us. They were so energized to be of help to someone they couldn't wait to find the next need!
How exciting is that?! It is what I long for in my children. To have a selfless heart...one that they act on , not just talk about. That their lives will be lived in a way that honors and values others. Especially those in need.
What are we doing on a daily basis to help those around us? Most of the time we are so consumed with our schedules and plans, that we are just like the rest of the people on that aisle... frustrated with interruptions or delays, rather than recognizing opportunities to live out generosity, kindness and love.
If for no other reason...this sickness of mine has been an instrument used from God to open my eyes. To see the vital, rather than the urgent. Those are the things I want to be intentional about.. every day.
"And you must the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.....equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' no other commandment is greater than these." Mark 12:30-31