Jun 10 2013

Where We Come From

Favorite question to ask people: Why do you do what you do. 

Asked that question of this woman over the weekend, and I'm still thinking about her answer.  

It was at one of those old-fashioned towns where people dress up in authentic 1800's outfits, and there's a blacksmith and a general store. 

Well, there was this one woman, Kathy, who was working on a real spinning wheel. She took the time with my kids and explained how it works. She explained how women used to take the wool from sheep and spin it into yarn to make clothes for their family.  

I asked her, why she spends her time now in her retirement doing this.

Then she explains that the spinning wheel she was working on was over 200 years old. She said that when she uses it she prays - thanking God for the women that worked on it, earning money for their families, using it to make clothes for their families. Then she asks God to remind her the strength of the women that came before us.   

She does it to honor them.   

Made me think about what I could do to honor them too.  I think it's to keep going, be brave, be courageous, and continue to set a good example of hard work for my children.

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Jun 04 2013

Post It!

Positive and Encouraging, it's not as hard as you think.

I don't know about you, but I am very thankful that K-LOVE is a safe place. I think God must know that I need this attitude so much that he has me work here!

We have the goal - hopefully a goal that we hit it most of the time - that we will bring you something positive about life, and encourage you when you don’t feel so positive.

It's not as hard as you think. I saw this thing on the news about a school in Indiana that made a habit to point out when someone did something nice for someone else. The kids wrote it down on a post it note.  Things like, "Hunter tied my shoe," or "Billy made me feel better when I was sad." The kids put the post it notes on the walls of the hallway - turning the school into a multi colored display of kindness.

I love this idea. It makes me want to do that too. Imagine if the walls of your office or your home was full of compliments instead of criticism.

"Therefore encourage on another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." -1 Thessalonians 5:1

 

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