Good morning to allâ€¦.
As I sit and share with you this morning I hear the rain coming down ever so softly.Â If you know me at all you know that this soft falling rain has a tendency to put me to sleep.Â I see visions of my bed, plumped pillows and down comforterâ€¦.ummâ€¦too bad it is not 10PM.
OKâ€¦time to stop dreamingâ€¦.Have you ever heard of a â€śgreat gathering?â€ťÂ Have you ever hosted a â€śgreat gathering?â€ťÂ â€śGreat gatheringâ€ťâ€¦Reminds me of Charlie Brown.
Iâ€™m speaking of a lot of people getting together for something.Â A â€śgreat gatheringâ€ť could be a church, a sporting event, a concert, a rally or dinner at someoneâ€™s house.
Have you ever hosted a â€śgreat gathering?â€ťÂ Some people love to entertain.Â They love to have others over and make them feel comfortable.Â They just love to serve.
I believe that it is so important to make others feel comfortable.Â I would like to believe that my home is one such place.Â I want my home to be a place of comfort, a place where others feel at home, a place where we can serve each other out of loveâ€¦not obligation.
Iâ€™m sure that many people entertain â€śgreat gatheringsâ€ť and do so with a chip on their shoulder.Â Letâ€™s face it, preparing for a â€śgreat gatheringâ€ť is a big job.Â But think of the rewards.
When we serve others we show them love and respect.Â We show them that we care and we are glad that they are with us.Â We tend to them and we take care of their very needs.
A few â€śGood Ideasâ€ť ago I mentioned how I was the neighborhood Mom and how I loved that.Â Whether we are serving small children or adults the rewards are the same.Â We are showing Godâ€™s love for others.Â What a wonderful opportunity to take care of others.
Recently it has been impressed upon me to always serve our best to others.Â You know my Mama always said, â€śYou canâ€™t take it with you.â€ťÂ So use it.Â What are we saving the good stuff for?Â Dust???Â George and I mentioned that we enjoy serving on our â€śgoodâ€ť porcelainâ€¦it gives us an excuse to wash them.Â HA HA
Many of us have hutches, cabinets, curio cabinets at homeâ€¦what is in yours?Â Do you use the items in those cabinets/hutches?Â Probably notâ€¦just like meâ€¦.well it is time to get them out and enjoy them.
Serving others our bestâ€¦.get ready for those â€śgreat gatheringsâ€ťâ€¦.people will so enjoy the extra effort you put forth and you will enjoy the difference that it makes.Â Nancy (www.justaskbooks.com)
Nancy Lennert, consultant & personal development coach feels that approaching life with a positive and inspirational message is a great way to start or end any day. Thought provoking questions are asked to answer many of todayâ€™s questions. How do I succeed, how do I deal with my work life and home life, how do I remain happy in an unhappy world? How do you view your life? Are you seeing then believing or are you believing then seeing?
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