Encourage one another and build each other up. I Thessalonians 5:11
We all need to know that what we do matters in this world. We need to be encouraged, shown love, and be cared for. Whether we hear it all the time or never hear it at all, we desperately need to be reminded of the truth that the small things we do to make a difference and are important.
He smiled and quickly yelled a few words at me as I walked into the store with my children. He spoke in broken English, searching for the best way to express his emotion. I was focusing on getting my kids all into the store without getting run over in the busy parking lot. That someone was talking to me took my by surprise. “God bless the family!”, the man yelled out heartily to me. As he said these words, my back stood up straighter. I remembered the purpose that God has asked me to fulfill: to be a caring mom to my children, to love them and treat as they are His, not mine.