This goes out to all of the fathers, mothers, friends, human beings that have relationships with others…Oh. Is that all of us?! So, maybe, we should all pay attention to this? 😛
Today’s Daily Bread is all about keeping our conscience at check, striving to keep our relationships with the people we love and care about strong.
It’s too easy to beat ourselves up, get caught up in our own minds and think to ourselves, ‘should’ve, could’ve, would’ve’. But, in reality, when we try to put our best foot forward, whatever our best is, it usually is good enough, and, actually does make a difference.
I think what really matters is that the people that we love and care about know that we do. There should never be that doubt. Do you think it all boils down to quality versus quantity time spent?
The work travel trips aren’t going away. The time it takes to dive into a hobby is sufficient, and, isn’t going away, neither. Nor, should it. These are just two examples of how someone’s time is utilized, regularly. This all adds up! The time we get to spend with our friends and family members is cut short. But, we shouldn’t feel bad. Work is necessary. Making time to do something that “belongs to you” is important. It does all work out. Because, if we value the time that we do get to be with our friends and family, we’ll be sure to do our absolute best to make even the 5-10 minutes that we can squeeze in, is awesome…and, memorable, and, filled with joy. Remember, quality versus quantity. 🙂
We also can’t ignore those “teachable moments”. If we do our best to ‘correct, comfort, instruct, and provide for the needs of his children’, we’re leaving behind the best inheritance for our loved ones. Through these ‘acts of kindness’, we are ‘modeling for our loved ones our perfect Father in heaven.’
Now, when we take the time to reflect on our days, would we be able to say that we nourished our relationships and made sure we were there for them emotionally, mentally and physically, even if the time was cut short?…due to all of the juggling that we we do?
Here’s to solid quality time spent with the people we love!
Kisses and hugs,
Proverbs 20:3 – 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness that I can always count on. Please help me to live today in a way that leaves behind a legacy of faithfulness and love.”