Happy Saturday! I hope today finds you well and happy! It is Saturday and Saturdays in our house mean deep cleaning! The kids don’t always love it, actually who am I kidding, they never love it! After breakfast I burst into a sing song voice and announce “It’s Time to Clean!” I am greeted by groans and noooooooo’s , I just smile and say ” Sorry, we have to clean” I try to make it fun and enjoyable. We play music and turn it into a contest of who gets done first! They get to ring the Large dinner bell! ( Thanks Tiffany!) We are about to get started and quite honestly I am looking forward to the finished product!!
I wanted to share a little more about what happened yesterday, I shared a snippet of it on my smile book, but I felt like I should share more. I had the most lovely, inspiring conversation with my friend Debbie, she has been in my life since I was 14 and she is a dear, dear friend. She encouraged me to delve deeper and I am grateful for her. That coupled with the feeling…. inspired todays post!
Yesterday morning at about 8:30am, I got a text from a friend informing me she was not going to be able to make a meeting we had scheduled at 9am. Her van had broken down and she was stranded at a gas station. She did not ask for help, she was just informing me. I got off the phone with and felt to call my dad. My dad is one of those wonderful people who will help anyone, at anytime. My mom answered the phone and told me my dad was at work. BUMMER! I could not go help my friend, I asked my mom what should I do, She said ” Call Tony” Tony is my brother. He is such a hard worker, he works 12 hour days, has a sweet little family and is one of the kindest people I know. I was a little hesitant at first, he did not know my friend, he had never met her, he lived on the other side of town of where she was stranded, he had to go to work, he was already so busy…. those were all my thoughts. But the Holy Ghost said call. So I called, I told Tony the situation, that my friend was stuck at a gas station with her two little kids, could he please help…. With out a moments hesitation he said “yes” He said “yes” as busy as he was, as cold as it was, and although he did not know her, he said “yes” I was grateful and humbled and proud all at once.
Tony was/is an example to me of Christ like love for our fellow beings. He had every reason not to say yes, yet he did. I hope I have that giving, loving attitude when someone asks me to help. He was able to help my friend and get her van started. She was so grateful that someone was so willing to help, and in awe that someone who did not even know her, drove across town to help her out. I am grateful for the example he set. I am grateful for parents who have taught us to be loving towards others. I am so happy to be his sister, Tony is such a good man, I love him dearly.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day, let’s all go and do a good deed today, I would love to hear your stories, when did someone help you or when did you help someone? I think we learn so much from each other, so please share!
Have a happy day! I am off to rustle up some kids to clean the house!
Taco bell with Mike, yup that was our date! On the way to pick up Emma from her school!
Bunny Tracks ice cream! Second only to Rocky Road!
Big, comfy sweatshirts~
I got my about me picture fixed THANK YOU JEFF!! (he is my brother in law and quite possibly one of the smartest people in the world!)