Yesterday in church we prayed over members of our congregation. Members volunteered to step up on the stage and put it all out there confessing their worries, struggles, or illnesses.
One by one they asked for prayers for their broken marriage, brain tumor, mental illness, surgery, family loss, single-mommy-ness, depression. These are people, just like you and me, who have heavy hearts, heavy lives…heaviness.
If there is anything that can snap you out of your self-pity it’s hearing the hard walk others are taking everyday.
But, as I pointed out to hubby, we all have heaviness in our life. Just because you’re not carrying the same weight on your shoulders as the next person, it doesn’t mean it’s not a battle to you. Your heaviness is…well, heavy to you.
So, be kind, because you don’t know the battle the mom sitting next to you is battling. She may look like she has it all together. She may even look like she has a ‘perfect’ life. But, to quote Dr. Phil, “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
And, if you do know someone who is fighting a hard battle tell them that you know. Lend them a hand to get over that hill.
It’s 5th grade fundraiser time for next year’s outdoor lab. The World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1. If you know us and want some chocolate…let me know. Alex has 60 bars to sell, or I will have to buy the chocolate that doesn’t sell. Help me!
This weekend the school had a huge fundraiser during the kick off of their book sale. There was also a car show, which Glenn took his Charger to show off. But, more importantly, there was a black Aston Martin. I am not so much a James Bond fan as I am a Daniel Craig fan. You know what I mean? If money was no object? I would buy this car.
They called it a chili cook-off to raise money. I have participated in a few chili cook-offs…this was more of a buy-a-bowl-for-a-dollar-and-get-some-chili than a true cook-off. We didn’t even get to vote. Parker ate 2 bowls of chili and a ton of chips. It was a cheap lunch for 4, only $7. I really shouldn’t complain. Years ago I (with Liz and Kari) made a Pumpkin Curry Chili for a cook-off that would have killed the competition! Am I right, Liz?
Date night with hubby at Red Lobster. The Lobster Tacos were so yummy! And, not once did I say, “Stop fighting with your sister and eat your dinner!”