Why does it seem like the right thing is always the hard thing? I started giving the loud lecture and then mid sentence decided on the right response. It would have felt good to lose it, but then I would have felt like a dirt bag and blown my witness to this little one.
When Jimmy grows up, I hope he will remember that the big family across the street thought he was special, because he is special. In the meantime, I think I will remember to lock my front door and put the grape juice up high.
“What is desirable in a man is his kindness.” Proverbs 19:22
Challenge: In our bustling culture, we are surrounded by hurting and lonely people. Do your kids see you loving your neighbors through little acts of kindness, or do they hear you gossiping and complaining about them? Get caught saying a kind word or baking a few extra cookies for a kid in your neighborhood today.