Noonday Necklace Giveaway Next Week!

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Noonday empowers people living in impoverished areas by selling their artisan jewelry, and we’ll be giving away one of their necklaces next week! If you follow my Blog you’ll be automatically entered to win.

Since Mother Teresa spent so much of her life loving the poor in India, my friend, Emily, at Noonday is giving away one of the handcrafted necklaces that supports people in India next week!

This quote by Mother Teresa is both inspiring and challenging to me. It completely transforms the way I look at serving and why I do it. I don’t think any of us want our children to help someone because they have to, but rather because they see a need and want to meet it.

How do we teach our kids to do this? I think it starts with us as they mimic just about all we do. How does it change our day when we don’t grudgingly do daily tasks, but do them out of love? If we take a moment at a time to pray and shift our perspective, maybe it will change our outlook and rub off on our kiddos. Wouldn’t that be awesome.

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Small Things with Great Love

Small Things
We all want to be the best parents we can be, but this desire can be overwhelming, wondering if we’re getting it “right.” Mother Teresa reminds us that love is what matters, whether big or small. Let’s slow down this week and find ways to do small things with great love, such as listening to our children. I once heard an author, Tedd Tripp, say that if we listen well to our kids when they are little (even when they seem to be talking about nothing), when they are older, they will know we are listening. This week let’s look into our children’s eyes when they speak to us, take an extra minute to play with our kids, surprise our spouses or friends by doing a chore for them, or make a meal or card for someone. Let’s make a difference today by doing “small things with great love.”